Recent Updates

  • You can begin a course or program in the In Progress tab of your dashboard. However, you cannot begin a course until the course start date. If your course is part of a program, you may be required to complete one course before beginning another.

    Note: If you enroll in a Catalog program, you must begin each course in Catalog. Canvas does not enroll you in a course or display the course in Canvas until you click the Begin Course button for each course requirement in the program.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Apr 30, 2018

    How do I log in to my catalog account?

    You can log in to your catalog account from your catalog listing page. Before you can log in to Catalog, you must enroll in a course or program and complete your registration.

    If you are having trouble logging in to your account:

    • Verify you are using the URL to log in to your catalog account. This URL is part of your catalog registration email.
    • If you do not have a password, you must complete your registration for a course or program.
    • If you have forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
    Manual Catalog Guide
  • If you do not yet have a Canvas account for your institution's catalog site, you will need to complete your registration to create a password and log in to catalog. You will not be able to begin a course or program until you have completed your registration.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • If you want to enroll in a listing but enrollment is closed, you may be able to add your name to a wait list and be automatically enrolled if a spot opens. You can remove yourself from the wait list at any time. When a spot is available in a course or program, you will be notified by email.

    Spots can become available if a student drops a course or program, or if an administrator increases the enrollment limit.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • You can add administrative users to a Canvas account in Account Settings. When you assign a user as an admin in the top-level account, that user has essentially all privileges in any sub-account in Canvas.

    Once you add users as admins, if the users already have a profile in Canvas, they will receive an email notifying them that they are now an admin for the account. If the users do not already have a profile, they will receive an email with a link to create a profile and access the account.

    If you want to give a Canvas user rights to manage a catalog but not allow full admin access, you can add a user as a subcatalog admin directly in your Catalog account instead.


    • When adding an administrative user, you must assign the user to an account role. Before adding a user, ensure that you have created the necessary account-level role.
    • Your administrative user list includes the Catalog API, which is currently included in all Catalog accounts.
    Manual Catalog Guide
  • In Catalog, you can view a transcript of all your enrollment information as displayed in your In Progress and Completed Catalog tabs. If a program has multiple programs, the transcript only shows the first subprogram.

    Programs count as one item; no course requirements are included in the total enrollment count. If an enrolled date is not set, the course has not been started or the enrollment date is unavailable. Transcripts also display credits earned as well as credits available to earn (when an enrollment is completed).

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Apr 30, 2018

    What is Canvas Catalog?

    Canvas Catalog is an elegant, all-in-one learning solution that includes a course catalog customized to your institution, course registration system, payment gateway, and learning platform. Canvas Catalog is native to Canvas, which allows you to publish any Canvas course in an attractive online catalog quickly and efficiently.

    For more information, visit the Canvas Catalog website.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • You can leave text or video comments on student assignments in SpeedGrader. Comments can be added before or after grading a submission.