When you access Canvas, you may wonder if a course is available to students. Here are some general guidelines.
1. Students only see courses two weeks prior to the semester beginning if the instructor publishes the course to make it available to students.
2. An instructor may choose to allow student access to a course during a different time frame than the actual course term dates via their course settings. See this help guide.
3. When a course ends (term end date is reached), it is now is accessible via the “View All or Customize” link under courses in a “read-only” state.
Note: Until a course is published, notifications are not sent and email conversations can’t be sent via the Canvas Inbox. If you need to communicate with students before the course is published in Canvas, use the email feature in Jayweb.