If you would like to begin preparing a course in Canvas before the official course shell with student enrollments is available, you can request a Prep Space site that doesn't have student enrollments. You may also wish to request a Prep Space to practice building a Canvas course, and to use the course Student View account to test whether your course settings (e.g.: assignments, gradebook, etc.) produce the desired outcome. All Prep Space course content, activities and settings can be quickly copied into the official course shell where your students are enrolled.
You can request one or more Prep Space courses by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please specify
Your request will be processed within one business day. You, and any colleagues, will receive an email confirmation of your new Prep Space enrollment.