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Canvas, Most common questions at the start of the semester

Most common issues for students and professors each semester

Here are the most common questions and solutions for the start of the semester.


Where are my classes?

If you just added a course, it can take up to 2-3 days for it to appear in your course list. The professor or TA can add you at anytime. Technology Services cannot add you.

I dropped a course and it is still there OR my old courses from last semester are still there.

Canvas, A dropped class or an old class from a previous semester still in course list – Courses can take a few days before they disappear, old courses expire when the professor chooses.


Where are my rosters for my new course?

Rosters uploads happen daily but aren't immediate. Rosters can be added earlier if requested via

How do I request a Canvas space?

Canvas, How to request a new Canvas space or Check Status of Request

What is the status of my space request?

Canvas, How to request a new Canvas space or Check Status of Request

How do I rename/change the title of my space?

Canvas, Instructors, Rename or Change Course Title -

How do I delete a space or duplicate I created?

Canvas, Instructors, Delete a Requested Space -

My rosters are incorrect, how do I fix / add/ remove them?

Canvas, Instructors, Adding and deleting rosters from a requested space -

Where is student view?

Canvas, Previewing course content using Student View - It is in the upper right and it looks like a pair of glasses. 

Keywords:help FAQ   Doc ID:89027
Owner:Compass C.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2019-01-11 14:49 CDTUpdated:2022-08-09 09:15 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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