This document outlines how to control course access for enrolled students
As an instructor, you are able to change restrictions for student access in your course. These restrictions include student access to courses before or after the start and end date.
Note: While courses with graded submissions cannot be unpublished, restricting student access can prevent students from accessing the course after a certain date.
By default, your course will use the term start and end dates for your course.
To set custom dates:
If no override dates are specified, the start and end dates apply to the term dates. (tutorial: change course start and end dates)
In the Courses tab, view the Visibility section. By default, student access check boxes are not selected, meaning students can view courses before and after course dates. To retain this default for the course, do not select any check boxes.
To set a default so that students cannot view a link to the course before the course start date, select the Restrict students from viewing courses before start date checkbox .
Instructors may want a few students to stay in the course beyond its term and/or course end date. For instance, they may do this for students who have not fulfilled all their course requirements and are marked as incomplete until they finish their work. Here's how you can extend student access to your course: