Inactive Students in Canvas

Why are there “Inactive” Students in your Canvas Course? 


Inactive students are students who have registered for your course but have since dropped the course. 


canvas roster with inactive student highlighted


After the 15th class day of each semester, students who drop or withdraw from courses will now be shown as “inactive”. OIT will change a setting in Ellucian’s Intelligent Learning Platform (ILP), the connection between Banner and Canvas, to retain withdrawn student records and “last activity” dates within a Canvas course. Previously, when a student dropped a course, they were removed from Canvas completely, removing the grades, submissions, and all interactions. Now withdrawn students are marked “Inactive” in Canvas, which allows teachers to access student grades after they drop.


Things to note about Inactive students: