Enable Self-Enrollment for Organizational & Extracurricular Canvas Courses

Self-enrollment for a Canvas course is an option for non-credit awarding Canvas courses that have been built in Canvas for extracurricular or organizational courses. If a course is credit-bearing or requires registration through PeopleSoft, this option is not available.

Please continue reading for the steps to turn this feature on!

Enable Course Self-Enrollment

1. Log into Canvas and go into the course that will have self-enrollment turned on. 

2. Once in the course, go to the left-hand navigation menu, and scroll down to the bottom of the list. Click the Settings option.

Open Settings

3. After clicking settings, you should now be on the Settings page. Confirm you are in the Course Details tab by looking at the top of the page.

Open Course Details

4. After verifying you are in the Course Details of the settings page, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. 

5. At the bottom of the page, you will see a blue more options hyperlinked text. Click the more options text.

Open More Options

6. Clicking the text will open up more options. To turn on self-enrollment, check the box to the left of Let students self-enroll by sharing with them a secret URL or code.

Enable Self-Enrollment

7. Finally, to solidify this option, click the blue Update Course Details button at the bottom of the page.

Update Course Details

Share the Self-Enrollment Link

To share the self-enrollment link with your students, re-visit the bottom of the Course Details tab on the Settings page in the course. Sharing this link with students at the institution will allow them to join the course!

Please note:

  • Users outside of the institution will not be able to join courses.
  • When copying the course content from one Canvas shell to another, the link will not remain the same! You may copy the settings, but the link will change for each course it is in.

Need additional help? Contact the HWS IT Services Help Desk.

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