Canvas - Requesting to Rename a Course [UW-Madison]

Canvas timetable courses should not be renamed. Noncredit Canvas courses can be renamed by admins.

Renaming For-Credit Courses

In Canvas, all for-credit courses receive their names based on the designation entered in the Student Information System (SIS). If a course is listed incorrectly in SIS, instructors should contact their curricular representative to have this updated. The Learn@UW team will not make manual changes to the course name in Canvas.

If an instructor manually cross-lists courses in Canvas, only the name of the primary course will be preserved. For example, if English 140 (primary) and English 141 (secondary) are manually cross-listed, the title of the course will remain English 140 and will not reflect that there are 141 enrollments. To minimize confusion for students, instructors should let their students know that the courses have been cross-listed in Canvas.

Renaming Non-Credit Courses

If you are an instructor in a noncredit course, please contact the DoIT Help Desk to request that a noncredit course be renamed. They can direct the request to the Learn@UW team, who can rename noncredit courses.

Note: Sandbox courses must always include "Sandbox" in the title. If you'd like to convert a sandbox course into a student-facing course, please request a new noncredit course from the Noncredit Canvas Course Request Form, and select one of the other course types.



KeywordsLearn@UW canvas rename title retitle cross-listed crosslisted merged sections primary secondary timetable for credit noncredit display change name   Doc ID94013
OwnerLearn@UW MadisonGroupLearn@UW-Madison
Created2019-08-22 12:11:49Updated2023-09-22 09:57:25
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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