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Due to restrictions in Canvas, Teachers cannot add users beyond the end date of a course or outside of the course's assigned term. This article provides information for instructors who would like to share their Canvas course material from a previous semester with another instructor.

Scenario 1: Instructor only needs to access the course material 

This option is for instructors who would like to share the content (not student grades or submissions) with another instructor. 

  1. Request a Development Canvas course shell at  

  1. Once the Canvas shell is made, add users to the course as a Teacher. See the How Do I Add Users to a Course guide.  

  1. Copy your previous Canvas course by following the steps in the How Do I Copy Content from Another Canvas Course Using the Course Import Tool guide.  

Note: Teachers in any Canvas course can copy that course (either the entire course or select content) into other courses they teach. See resources below for more information: 

Scenario 2: Another instructor needs access to a previous course to review student grades and/or submissions 

Send an email to and provide the full course name, a link to the course, and the NetID of the individual that needs access to the course. Specify that the support request should be routed to Canvas Operations for fulfillment. 

Keywordsuser access past   Doc ID121752
OwnerCanvas C.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2022-10-07 08:50:43Updated2023-08-16 11:10:21
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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