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Adding Users to Course After the Term has Ended

Default course settings will restrict new users from being added into course site after the Course End Date. Teachers will need to change the End Date to allow the ability to add additional users.

To change this, go into your course’s Settings.

  1. Under Course Details, make sure the three settings below are set.
    • Set Participation type to Course
    • Update the End Date to a date in the future. Leaving the field blank means the course will inherit the term date that is in the past.
    • Uncheck the box for “Restrict students from viewing course after course end date
      course settings page highlighting the date fields
  2. Once you have changed the settings, click Update Course Details to save the changes.
  3. You will now be able to add people to the site.

If you are planning to add a colleague or auditor into the site, you can keep the box for “Restrict students from viewing course after course end date” checked. This option only affects the Student role inside the site.

Note: Approximately 1 year after the end of the term, academic course sites become a read-only state. Teachers will no longer be able to add users or edit the course dates. Please contact the help desk for assistance with these older sites.