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Canvas Getting Started: Locating Your Course

Locating Your Course

How to locate courses in Canvas

When you log into Canvas, select Dashboard in the navigation menu.

In the Dashboard you will see Published Courses and Unpublished Courses listed. Click on the name of a course to enter the course site.

If you cannot locate a course in the Dashboard lists

  • In the navigation menu select Courses.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the Courses list and click on the link, All Courses.
  • In this complete listing of your courses, click on the star icon associated with a course, which will display that course on your Dashboard.
    • You can select a maximum of 20 courses


Automatic Enrollment in Canvas Course Sites

Course sites are automatically created for you

When your academic department sends your course information to the Registrar’s Office, your course is listed in MyGeorgeFox. Within 24 hours the Canvas site is automatically created and you are enrolled as the faculty of record in the course site.

Students are automatically enrolled

As students register in MyGeorgeFox for your course, they are automatically enrolled in your course site. Enrollments are updated every 15 minutes into Canvas.

Next Step: Publish your course

Even though students are automatically enrolling in your course site, they will not be able to access your site until you publish it. Go to the guide, Publishing the Course, for instructions on how to publish your course.


Director of Digital Learning

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Gloria Doherty
Subjects: Digital Learning