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Allow access to one student (or a small group) to complete work in a Canvas course after the semester has ended.


  1. Create a new section in your course. (How do I add a section to a course as an instructor?)
    Click Section Tab Create Course
  2. Edit the section to set course start and end dates for this section only. (How do I change the start and end dates for a course section as an instructor?)
  3. Add the student(s) to the new section. You can also add your Test Student to the section to verify access.
    1. Go to the People area of your course.
    2. Click on the gear to the right of the student you want to add to the new section.
    3. Click on Edit Sections.
      Select drop down and press send 
    4. Type the name of your new section (it will auto-complete). Click Update.
      Section Enrollment Window 
  4. Update quizzes and assignments to include new availability dates for the new section. Do not remove previous settings, as that will remove submissions by all other students.
    Click Add to Configure New Available dates on assignments Type to auto populate

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