Canvas - How to Find Canvas Course Number (UW-Madison)

This document outlines how to find the Canvas Course number.


Every course in Canvas (even an unpublished course shell) has a Course Number to uniquely identify it. Conveniently, the Canvas Course Number forms a portion of the course's URL, and is therefore quickly identified via two different methods. 



1. Locate the Canvas Course Number within the course URL.

To locate your course's Canvas Course Number within the course URL, navigate to your course's homepage. For example: from your Canvas dashboard, click on a course name. On the course homepage, check the end of the URL. In the example below, the Canvas Course Number is 71164. 

Canvas Number is located in course URL




2. Locate the Canvas Course Number by hovering over the course name

You can also locate a Canvas Course Number by hovering over a course name. This method works within the Courses pop-up menu (seen below), on the All Courses page, or on your Dashboard.
To find the Canvas Course Number with this method, hover over a clickable course name, and then look at the bottom-left portion of your screen. You will notice the course URL, with the Canvas Course Number at the end. In the illustration below, the Canvas Course Number is 71164

Locate the Canvas Course Number by hovering over the course name



Keywords:Canvas, course, number, ou, course code, course number   Doc ID:74876
Owner:Peter C.Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2017-07-27 12:07 CDTUpdated:2017-10-03 15:42 CDT
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