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November 17, 2023

Your Old Canvas Courses Need Attention!

Yanko Michea

Courses created in Canvas before Summer 2018 will be deleted on December 18 of this year. If you would like to preserve any course content from this period, you can create a course archive by exporting your Canvas content ahead of December 18th. If you need assistance with this process, please submit a request to and we will help you create this export package.

How to check your Course’s Expiration Date

You can easily check course expiration dates on your All Courses page using the following steps:

  1. Sign into UW Canvas LMS by visiting Canvas.
  2. Once you’re logged in, click Courses on the Canvas global navigation bar on the lefthand side of the page.
  3. A flyout menu will open on the lefthand side of the page. Scroll to the bottom and click All Courses.
  4. When the page opens, to the far righthand side page there is a column that is labeled Expires and any dates listed in red are the courses that are set to expire and be deleted at the upcoming retention deadline.

Panopto Recordings

Beginning December 18, 2023, recordings created or last edited five or more years ago that haven’t been viewed in the last year will be deleted and will not be recoverable. Recordings not viewed in the last 18 months* will be archived.

The next set of courses to expire, from academic year 2018-2019, will be deleted June 30, 2024, and we will send additional reminders as that deadline approaches.

We are here to help! If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us at and we can create a retention plan for your course’s specific needs.