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How do I add a course in an account as an admin?

You can manually add courses in your account in the Courses page. Watch a video about courses.

Notes:

  • Courses added manually in Canvas are not linked back to SIS data and are not affected by SIS imports.  
  • To link a manually created course with an SIS ID, edit the details for a course section.
  • Courses can also be added through SIS Imports. Courses added manually in Canvas are not linked back to any SIS data (though they could be by associating an SIS ID) and are not affected by SIS imports.

Open Account

Open Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Courses

Open Courses

In Course Navigation, click the Courses link.

Note: When you open an account, the account defaults to the Courses page.

Add Course

Add Course

Click the Add Course button.

Add Course Details

Add Course Details

In the Course Name field [1], create a name for the course.

In the Reference Code field [2], create a reference code for the course. The reference code is also known as the short name or course code and is displayed at the top of the Course Navigation Menu and as part of a student's course card in the dashboard. The code is also referenced in the account Courses page.

In the Subaccount menu [3], select a sub-account for the course. Menu options are based on the sub-accounts already created in your account.

In the Enrollment Term menu [4], select the term you want to associate with the course. Menu options are based on the terms already created in your account.

Add Course

Add Course

Click the Add Course button.