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There are two ways to give a student ongoing access to a Canvas course to complete coursework. The simplest is to re-open the course by extending the course End Date. However, this will also allow other students enrolled that term to revisit the course.

Reopening the course only for specific students requires the creation of a new course section. To request that please email our support team at: with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Odin (usually your PSU email address without
  • Course title, subject code, level, section, term, and year, eg: Title, SUB 101-001, Fall 2022
  • Student name
  • End Date
  • Canvas URL:

Canvas URL.

Don’t forget to include the End Date for the student’s access – there is no option to leave it open-ended (a blank field defaults to the original term End Date).

If the student has problems after being given ongoing access, please direct them to OIT student support at

This article was last updated on Sep 22, 2023 @ 9:49 am.