Canvas - Known Issue - Extra Sections in Honors Courses

Beginning in summer 2018, Canvas automatically creates an Honors course section for Honors Optional courses. While this is intentional, an unintended consequence of the change is that extra sections are also turning up in automatic Honors courses.


This issue affects Honors courses in Canvas. While the extra section is intentional for Honors Opt-In courses, courses that are set up for automatic Honors credit should not contain extra sections.

Instructors of Honors courses will see the extra sections on their course sections page. This issue does not impact students in Honors courses.


This issue is ongoing as of 9/6/2018. Developers are working on a resolution.


In most instances, the extra Honors sections will not have an impact on your Canvas course and can be ignored. However, if you have concerns, Canvas administrators can manually remove the extra sections. Contact the DoIT Help Desk to initiate the removal process.

Keywords:honors optional, opt-in,   Doc ID:85484
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2018-09-06 12:56 CDTUpdated:2018-09-06 13:18 CDT
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