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The Syllabus feature in Canvas has two main parts: the Syllabus Description, and the Assignment Summary. In the Syllabus Description, you can post your course description, guidelines, and other important information. The Assignment Summary contains a list of assignments and events and is automatically generated based on the assignments and events within your course. You can find more details about the Syllabus feature in Canvas here:

In Canvas, the course content is organized by Modules. You can use Modules to organize your content by weeks, units, or however you prefer. You can easily add information and course content into your Modules. This link explains the use of Modules for organizing course content in Canvas:

In Canvas, you can use Pages to display content and resources such as text, video, or links to files or other pages. Pages are useful for content that doesn’t belong in a particular assignment, or for content that you will refer to in multiple assignments. To create a Page, navigate to Pages in the course menu. Click +Page at the top of the page to create a new Page. This link provides more details about the use of Pages in Canvas:

You can! For instructions on how to view a page’s history (including reverting to previous versions), visit

There are several ways for you to control when students have access to modules. You can:

Move your module to unpublished Draft State:

Canvas gives users a lot of control over how they are notified of course updates, including discussion comments.  You can adjust where and how frequently you receive notifications.  For more information, visit

You can determine when assignments open and close in Canvas by setting an availability range in the assignment settings. For more information about due dates and availability dates, visit

To change or set your Homepage (course landing page), navigate to Home in the course menu (on the left), and then click Choose Home Page, which is located on the right-hand side of the screen. You will be provided with five choices for what you’d like to display on the Home Page.  Make your choice and click Save. We recommend that you use the Front Page option as your dedicated landing page.

For step-by-step instructions on changing your Home Page, visit this link:

For instructions on how to set your course Front Page, visit

Canvas Commons is a digital library that allows instructors to find and openly share resources. This allows instructors to build courses using materials shared by other Canvas users, and create their own learning object repositories. Visit this link for more details on Canvas Commons:

To re-add an item (page, quiz, assignment, etc.) that you accidentally removed from a module, go to Modules, scroll down to the module you accidentally deleted an item from, then click the + button (beside the gear icon). Use the pop-up menu to select the item in question. For more on adding new or existing content to modules, visit

If you need to restore content that you’ve accidentally deleted from your course, visit this link for instructions on how to “undelete” items

To find out how to import SCORM content and sync it with your gradebook, visit

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