End of Course
Information about each item from the checklist can be found by scrolling down
Finalize grades in Canvas
Post grades to IC
Export and save/print gradebook
Give your courses nicknames to make it easier for you to know which course is which later
Adjust settings to remove or allow student access to your course materials after the term ends
Modules & Course Organization
Create Modules in Canvas
Align content (Assignments, Pages, Discussions, Quizzes, Links) in appropriate Modules
Organize Module order
Remove unused content
Post Grades in IC
Be sure to post grades in IC at the end of the progress reporting period. Remember, you have the option to manually enter grades or sync your Canvas gradebook directly to IC. Check out the Post Grades page (button above this paragraph) for information on each method.
Export & Save (or print) Grades
Did you know you can change the "nickname" of each of your courses? Nicknames only show up for you, so you are not changing the course name for all of your students.
Once your course is archived, it gets added to the growing list of "Past Enrollments" (found by clicking "courses", then choosing "all courses"). It will be much easier to locate your courses if you assign nicknames to them. This will come in handy if you are looking for a specific assignment to reuse.
After courses close, you will no longer be able to make changes, including nicknames, so it's a good idea to update your nicknames now.
Adjust Settings to allow Student Access to content
Choose whether or not to allow students (and parents) to access your course content (excluding quizzes) after your course ends
Cut down on emails asking about grades - students can check their own
Reasons to keep access open
Students & parents with questions about grades can find information without reaching out to you
Reasons to close access down
Some students or parents have been known to take a detailed approach to your gradebook and have raised concerns, sometimes years later
In each course, go to "Settings"
Scroll down and check or un-check the box for "Restrict students from viewing course after end date"
Checked: students and parents will NOT be able to access your course
Un-Checked: students and parents WILL be able to access your course
Click the "Update Course Details" button to save changes
Create Modules to organize your course content
Align your existing content to Modules for easier course organization
Organize Module order
Create Requirements and Prerequisites for total control over how students access your content
Teaching the same courses next year as this year?
If you are teaching the same courses next year as this year, there is no need to request a Sandbox course.
Simply use your existing course to add any new content you wish to use next school year.
Click the button above for information on how to import and export course content between Canvas courses.
Collaborate in Canvas
Canvas Course Close Out Special
If you prefer a video guide, feel free to watch this video recording of a Canvas close-out PD session.