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Frequently asked questions

  • I cannot find a specific course in Canvas.

    The course registration period is when you register for courses. Visit to check whether you are registered for a particular course. Canvas will automatically grant access to the courses for which you have registered. The lecturer must publish the course before it is scheduled to begin, at which point it will become visible to the registered students. If you have not been granted access by the time the course starts, contact your programme's Student Desk.

  • How do I delete courses from my course list?

    It is not possible to delete courses in Canvas. You can, however, change the courses that are displayed on your Dashboard. Go to Courses > All courses and click on the star beside the course. Courses with a red star will be displayed on your Dashboard, while those with a white star will not.

  • What should I do if I get stuck?
    1. View the video and tips at Canvas for UvA students.
    2. Consult the Canvas guides via the Help function in the Canvas menu.

    Still no answer to your question? In that case, contact your programme's Student Desk. Contact your lecturer for questions related to a specific course.