Issue: Canvas - Course not showing in Canvas


  • STUDENT: The class I am registered for does not show up on my dashboard.
  • INSTRUCTOR: The class I am supposed to teach does not show up on my dashboard.
  • How do I add a course to my dashboard?


  • Oregon State University
  • Student or Instructor
  • Canvas


Method 1 - Wait up to 1 Day

Registration/Banner changes are updated into Canvas several times a day, about once per 6 hours. If you have just signed up for a course and it is not listed in Canvas, you may just need to wait a few hours. If you have waited up to 1 day and the course is still not showing up, see Method 2 below.

Method 2 - Add the Course to the Canvas Dashboard

To add a course to your dashboard in Canvas, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Canvas with your ONID credentials
  2. In Canvas, click on Courses on the left side pane, then All Courses near the bottom of the fly-out menu

Arrow pointing to Courses button in Canvas.

  1. Search through your list of courses to find the course in question and click the star next to the course to add it to your dashboard
    • Students can only add current or future term courses that are published to the dashboard. If the course is not published and you believe it should be, contact the instructor for the course.

Learn more about managing your Canvas dashboard using the Canvas Guides.

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Article ID: 63406
Wed 10/3/18 10:21 AM
Tue 8/11/20 8:47 AM