Due to some technical aspects of the way that Canvas connects with our Student Information System, the experience for wait-listed students is slightly different than it has been in either CATE or Moodle.
In Canvas, all students are added to the Canvas course roster, whether they are on the wait list or not. This is good, since wait-listed students will be able to to keep up with the course work until they are officially added.
Students on the wait list for a course may be moved up to the normal roster as others drop the course. If there are not sufficient drops, some instructors will choose to drop students who remain on the wait list.
The wait list student should be aware that if they are ultimately dropped from the course, they will no longer have access to the course material or any work they have completed.
Contact your instructor if you are unsure if/when you are officially added to the course.