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Canvas, Roster Uploads, Course Available
Overview of when student rosters are loaded into Canvas courses.
Registrar-affiliated class rosters are uploaded into Canvas course spaces twice daily beginning at 5:00 am CST and 5:00 pm CST.
Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Course Builders/Designers
A newly-created course space may take up to 12 hours before its roster is uploaded, depending on when the course was created between the scheduled, twice daily roster loads.
If you have a need for a roster to be uploaded immediately, contact the Technology Services Help Desk.
Note: For Canvas spaces, the space must be published before students can have access to it. Read on to learn more about publishing a Canvas space at Canvas, Publishing a course.
StudentsYou may not see an Canvas course space for a few reasons:
- Your instructor may have hidden the course space from students while he or she adds course content.
- The course space may not have been created yet.
- The course may not be taught on Canvas and is instead on Moodle (learn.illinois.edu). Check your instructor's syllabus to see if an alternate website is listed.