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Finding My Canvas @ Yale Current / Past Courses

Your Canvas Dashboard page will display all courses that you are enrolled in for the current academic / fiscal year. Once an academic or fiscal term has concluded, the prior term courses will be pushed to your Past Enrollments, where you can continue to access them.

If your instructor has not published the course site or you have used the course favorites feature, your Canvas Dashboard page may not display your full list of courses for the current term.  

Table of Contents

This article will address the following information:

Finding Current Term Courses

  1. Your Canvas Dashboard is the default landing page when accessing Canvas @ Yale, which will display your current term courses that are published as cards to click on.
    1. Your Dashboard may not display all current term courses if you are utilizing the course favorites feature.
  1. If you need to see a more complete list of your current term courses, click on "Courses" in the Global Navigation.
  2. Select the "All Courses" link from the panel that opens.
  1. Your current courses will be displayed in the top list, along with if the course is Starred as a favorite, the Term of the course, what you are Enrolled as in the class, and if the course is Published / available to access.

Finding Past Term Courses

Instructors may choose to prevent student access to their course after the end of the term. If this is the case, the course will not be listed in your Past Enrollments.

If you want to regain access to a course, you will need to contact the instructor and ask them to unlock the course and give you access.

  1. To find courses from previous semesters / terms, click on "Courses" in the Global Navigation.
  2. Select the "All Courses" link from the panel that opens.
  1. Locate your previous courses under the "Past Enrollments" header.