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Types of Courses in Canvas

There are two types of courses in Canvas:

  • PowerSchool courses: A Canvas course is automatically created for every course section in PowerSchool.
  • Manual courses: Manual courses must be requested and are used for non-PowerSchool activities such as staff development.
Canvas Courses
  PowerSchool Manual

Course Creation

automatic from PowerSchool Canvas Portal
User Enrollments automatic from PowerSchool managed by the teacher
Sections automatic from PowerSchool managed by the teacher
Self-Enrollment not available available
Term Restrictions concluded at the end of the term no term end date
Cross-Listing each teacher makes their own
cross-listing request
not available
CourseID Example 342.Scott.43042X0XR.35.2017 m.342.sscott3.biology.2017


Canvas Portal for Manual Courses

Teachers can create and manage their own manual courses using the Canvas Portal.

  1. Log into Canvas at http://wcpss.instructure.com.
  2. Click Help at the bottom of the global navigation sidebar.
  3. Click Canvas Portal for Manual Courses.
  4. The Canvas Portal will open in the current browser tab.
  5. Add and/or modify your manual Canvas courses.
  6. Return to Canvas and refresh your browser.


Last Updated: January 13, 2017