Term dates within Canvas are set by our University of Findlay's database.  The terms are as follows:

Aug 16th, 2020- Jan 1st, 2021
SpringJan 5th - June 20th
SummerMay 3rd - Sept 23rd

If you have published your course before the start of the term, students will not be able to enter the course until the start date of that term.  Courses will automatically conclude at the end of it's designated term date.  This will move your course into an archived state to where it can no longer be updated but can still be accessed.  If for some reason you would like to start your course earlier or need to extend the time that you or your students need to make changes in your course, you may override the session term dates.  To do this, navigate to your course Settings and locate the term start and end date fields within the Course Details.  

Once you have entered the dates that you require, make sure you select the checkbox that states 'Users can only participate in the course between these dates.  This will override any term availability settings'.  Once changed, click the Update Course Details button at the bottom of the screen.  Make sure that you enter an End Date or the course will be open indefinitely.

**IMPORTANT** If the course concludes before changes are made, please submit a ticket to helpdesk@findlay.edu.

If you have any questions or issues, contact Technology Support Services
419-434-4357 option 2