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Draft State

Draft State is a new Canvas feature that allows you to post content in an unpublished state so that it is invisible to students.

What Features Use Draft State?

You will be able to save content as a “draft” within the Assignments, Discussions, Modules, Pages, and Quizzes tools.

To see how Draft State will affect those tools, please see these Canvas Guides:

Using Draft State

Below is a brief (4 min) video detailing how to use Draft State.  For information on using Draft State with particular features, please see the guides in the bulleted list above.

For more information on how to use Draft State with your course content, please email

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