Incomplete Sections for Students in Canvas

As the end of the term approaches, you may have students who require additional time to complete their coursework on Canvas. As an instructor, you can easily accommodate this by establishing an “Incomplete” section within your course.

To set up the Incomplete section, follow these simple steps:

  • Go to the Settings tab and add the Incomplete section
  • Adjust the dates on the Incomplete section to meet the needs of your student(s)
  • From the People tab, add the student(s) and yourself to the Incomplete section

For more comprehensive instructions and a step-by-step guide, please refer to this article from our Knowledge Base.

It is important to note that the section must be created and you must add yourself before the course term is over, although the student(s) may be added at a later date. After the term ends, you will lose the ability to create the section and add yourself. If you require an Incomplete section after the term ends, please contact for assistance.

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