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Summer Course Shells Available in Canvas

April 11, 2022




All Summer 2022 course shells are now available in Canvas in an unpublished state.

Once you publish youre course, it will be available to students in a Read Only state until the first day of the term


Please note the deadlines for merging courses for Summer Terms.


Summer 1 and 10-Week Term Merge Deadlines

May 24 (11:59 PM) - Deadline to merge course sections through the self-service feature in ORCA

May 26 (5:00 PM) - Deadline to merge course sections through



Summer 2 Term Merge Deadlines

June 30 (11:59 PM) - Deadline to merge course sections through the self-service feature in ORCA

July 5 (5:00 PM) - Deadline to merge course sections through


Due to a potential loss of student data, no exceptions will be made for the May 26 and July 5 deadlines.


ORCA’s Self-Service Features are Designed to Assist with Your Course Management

Hierarchy and structure icon Combine course sections ahead of the start of the term.
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Add others to your course in any of the five course associate roles (TA, Lead TA, Grader, Grade Submitter, and Designer).

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Confirm the status of training requirements for course associate roles.

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Request a duplicate Canvas Shell for sections that need two sets of content.


Log into ORCA to get started!



We do not currently have a date for the release of Fall 2022 Canvas shells due to shifts as a result of the Path Forward. As soon as we have that date set, we will communicate further on our website.