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Canvas Supporting Information

The information on this page is updated each quarter and will provide details that will help support your activities within Canvas.

Canvas Releases

Canvas updates their software every three weeks, these updates fix bugs, provide enhancements and/or add new features, find out about the latest and greatest features in Canvas.

Canvas Term Dates

Term Dates are set at the account level and apply to all courses associated with a specific term by default. If your course follows the normal quarterly start and end date cycle, these dates will be applied automatically to your course and require no further action on your behalf.

For courses that do not follow the normal quarterly start and end date cycle, instructors can complete the Modify Course Access Dates request form by going to their Canvas course, clicking on Settings, then Course Details, then under the Term section, click on "complete the request form".

Fall 2018 - SIS ID: F18

Term Runs Sept. 17, 2018 12 a.m. to Dec. 7, 2018 11:59 p.m.

Canvas Role Canvas Access Description

Student

View-only access in published Canvas courses one week before the quarter begins. If Available From is left blank on items (e.g. discussions, assignment, quizzes) students can participate on the From date listed below.

From Sept. 10, 2018 12 a.m.
To Sept. 16, 2018 11:59 p.m.

Participate and complete work in published Canvas courses

From Sept 17, 2018 12am
To Dec. 7, 2018 11:59pm

View-only access in published Canvas courses two weeks after the quarter ends. If Until is left blank on items (e.g. discussions, assignments) student can participate until the To date listed below. Quizzes are not accessible after the last day of the quarter regardless of Until date entered.

From Dec. 8, 2018 12am
To Dec. 21, 2018 11:59pm

Teacher

Receive their Fall 2018 Canvas course shells and maintain access

On Aug. 20, 2018 12 a.m.
Until Dec. 21, 2020 11:59 p.m.

TA

Participate in assigned Canvas courses

From Aug. 20, 2018 12 a.m.
To Dec. 7, 2018 11:59 p.m.

Designer

Participate in assigned Canvas courses

From Aug. 20, 2018 12 a.m.
To Dec. 7, 2018 11:59 p.m.

Winter 2019 - SIS ID: W19

Term Runs Jan 2, 2019 12 a.m. to March 18, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Canvas Role Canvas Access Description

Student

View-only access in published Canvas courses one week before the quarter begins. If Available From is left blank on items (e.g. discussions, assignment, quizzes) students can participate on the From date listed below.

From Dec. 26, 2018 12 a.m.
To Jan. 1, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Participate and complete work in published Canvas courses

From Jan. 2, 2019 12 a.m.
To March 18, 2019 11:59 p.m.

View-only access in published Canvas courses two weeks after the quarter ends. If Until is left blank on items (e.g. discussions, assignments) student can participate until the To date listed below. Quizzes are not accessible after the last day of the quarter regardless of Until date entered.

From March 19, 2019 12 a.m.
To April 1, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Teacher

Receive their Fall 2018 Canvas course shells and maintain access

On Dec. 5, 2018 12 a.m.
Until March 27, 2021 11:59 p.m.

TA

Participate in assigned Canvas courses

From Jan. 2, 2019 12 a.m.
To March 18, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Designer

Participate in assigned Canvas courses

From Dec. 5, 2018 12 a.m.
To March 18, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Spring 2019 - SIS ID: F19

Term Runs April 1, 2019 12 a.m. to June 14, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Canvas Role Canvas Access Description

Student

View-only access in published Canvas courses one week before the quarter begins. If Available From is left blank on items (e.g. discussions, assignment, quizzes) students can participate on the From date listed below.

From March 25, 2019 12 a.m.
To March 31, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Participate and complete work in published Canvas courses

From April 1, 2019 12 a.m.
To June 14, 2019 11:59 p.m.

View-only access in published Canvas courses two weeks after the quarter ends. If Until is left blank on items (e.g. discussions, assignments) student can participate until the To date listed below. Quizzes are not accessible after the last day of the quarter regardless of Until date entered.

From June 15, 2019 12 a.m.
To June 28, 2019 11:59pm

Teacher

Receive their Fall 2018 Canvas course shells and maintain access

On March 4, 2019 12 a.m.
Until  June 21, 2021 11:59 p.m.

TA

Participate in assigned Canvas courses 

From April 1, 2019 12 a.m.
To June 14, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Designer

Participate in assigned Canvas courses

From March 4, 2019 12 a.m.
To June 14, 2019 11:59 p.m.


Integrated into Canvas

The following apps have been integrated within Canvas and are available for use with any course.

  • Blackboard Ally (Accessibility Tool for faculty)
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore Purchase (students)
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore Research (faculty)
  • Canvas Commons
  • Caption Hub
  • Cengage Learning (MindLinks)
  • Canvas Chat
  • EvaluationKIT
  • Flat World Knowledge
  • Library (redirect tool)
  • Macmillan (Launch Pad)
  • McGraw Hill Connect
  • Panopto Recordings
  • Pearson (MyLab and Mastering)
  • Pearson Revel
  • Roll Call (Attendance)
  • VeriCite (Plagiarism tool)

Contact the TRC with your questions about Canvas extensions, term dates or new releases. 

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