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Canvas - Requesting to Rename a Course

Canvas timetable courses should not be renamed. Non-credit 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 non-credit course, please contact the DoIT Help Desk to request that a non-credit course be renamed. They can direct the request to the Learn@UW team, who can rename non-credit courses.

Keywords:Learn@UW canvas rename title retitle cross-listed crosslisted merged sections primary secondary timetable for credit non-credit display change name   Doc ID:94013
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2019-08-22 12:11 CSTUpdated:2021-10-06 16:00 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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