How do I unpublish a Canvas course to remove it from view?


Unpublishing a Course

Unpublishing a course removes the course from student view. Students cannot see unpublished courses and content.

Please note: Once you have added a grade for any student, you can no longer unpublish the course site.

Please Note - If your course has been published and includes grades, you cannot modify the course's published status.

When viewing a course you would no longer like to be public, click the "Unpublish" button in the top right hand corner of your screen -

Depiction of the course's publication status.

For full information on unpublishing a course please review this instructor guide.

Conclude a Course

Courses are concluded at the end date; concluding a course is not an available option in Canvas. All course data is fed from myWSU and course end dates cannot be changed in Canvas.

Please Note - Only admins can un-conclude courses if necessary. Please contact Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) at 509-335-4320 or