Home » Teach Online » Create Your Course » End of Semester Guide End of Semester Guide End of Semester ChecklistThis Semester Checklist will walk you through the process of closing your Webcourses@UCF course section(s) at the end of the term. Start of Term Checklist click here.End of TermI. Back Up Grades and ContentII. Hide ContentA. Lock FilesB. Edit Quiz SettingsIII. Update Your Webcourses@UCF Section for the Next TermIV. Submit Final Grades from Webcourses@UCF to the myUCF PortalI. Back Up Content and GradesAt the end of the term, it is a good idea to download scores from your gradebook for quick access, and export your course content to ensure that it can be restored quickly.Export Course ContentDownload scores from the gradebookII. Hide ContentAt the end of each semester, your course is automatically concluded on the course end date. You can find the course end date inside your Canvas course under Settings >> Course Details. After a course is concluded, students can see Modules, Discussions, Assignments (including Quizzes), the Gradebook, etc., and their contributions in the course, but they aren’t able to actively participate in the course. If you allow students to see their quiz responses, students are able to view all quiz questions after the course is concluded. If you do not wish students to see all content after the course is concluded then follow the steps below.Note: Take this step after copying content to the next term.A. Lock FilesB. Edit Quiz SettingsC. Restrict Access to the Entire Course Once It Has Been ConcludedIII. Update Your Webcourses@UCF Section for the Next TermAs you prepare your course for the next term, do NOT make any changes to your course content for the current term. This can affect grades for students in the current term. Instead, follow Steps I and II above, and make any changes in next term’s course. Students in the course will also see notifications of changes to content. For example:This semester I decided that I would change one of my quizzes for next semester. At the end of the semester, I create my course for next term, copy the content from this semester, and then make changes in the new course. Once I have made all my changes, only then do I Publish my course as described in step III above.Other items to consider:Update your syllabus and schedule.Check for inactive or bad links (link rot) in your content.Set your Home PageReview the Prerequisites, Requirements, and Lock Until dates of content in Modules.Update and publish Quizzes.Review Assignment settings.Create Calendar Events.If you weight grades, then review Assignment Groups.IV. Submit Final Grades from Webcourses@UCF to the myUCF PortalStep-by-step directions to submit final grades.