Setting Up Your Course
On this page you will find…
- Copying Content from a Past Course
- Edit Your Syllabus
- Upload Files
- Upload Folders
- Creating Modules
- Configuring Your Course Menu
- Change Course Homepage
- Using Draft State
- Publishing your Course Site
Please review our complete Canvas Help Guides here
Copying Content from a Past Course
The Course Import Tool makes it easy to extract course content, assignments, and quizzes from previous semesters and quickly import them into existing courses.
IMPORTANT: When copying course content, choose “Select Specific Content”
Copying all content will include old links for Course Information, Rosters, Drop/Add, Zoom, etc. which will not be relevant to your upcoming course.
View copying specific content guide
Edit Your Syllabus
Editing the Syllabus allows you to link files, images, other course content in your Syllabus Description by uploading them using the Content Selector.
Files can be placed in Modules, Assignments, or Pages.
You can import .zip files to Canvas through Files or Course Settings.
Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course.
Configuring Your Course Menu
You can hide and reorder links in the left navigation for your course depending on what your students need access to.
Change Course Homepage
The Course Home Page is the first page that students see when they click the Home link in their Course Navigation.
Using 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Draft State is a new Canvas feature that allows you to post content in an unpublished state so that it is invisible to students.
Publish Your Course
In order for enrolled students to view your course site and tools, it must be published.