Canvas - Automatic Course Creation Schedule

This document describes when Canvas course shells will be created for upcoming semesters.

For all for-credit courses, Canvas course shells are created and rosters are updated based on the Registrar's enrollment schedule. Canvas course shells are created automatically for all courses listed in the UW-Madison Course Guide. Throughout each academic session, Canvas enrollment information is updated on a daily basis.

Course Creation Schedule




Course shell creation

One week after student enrollments begin for the semester

Course shells are created and updated with student and instructor enrollment information. Enrollments will continue to update on a daily basis.

Course shut-off

The day after final grades are due for the semester

Courses stop receiving enrollment data from the Student Information System.

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