Starting with the Late Summer 2021 semester, courses will move into a 'Read-Only' state for students approximately six weeks after the semester ends. This means that students will be able to access course materials that their instructors leave published or available.  

OIS still recommends saving your syllabi and other important coursework throughout the semester so that you have them available as needed. Canvas should not be treated as a document repository - when in doubt save your important documents locally to your machine or on the cloud.

Courses that ran in semesters prior to Late Summer 2021 will not be retroactively opened for students.  Students were reminded each semester to save syllabi and important course documents throughout the semester as courses were automatically archived approximately six weeks after the semester ends and coursework and materials would not be retrievable.