How do I create a new page in my course?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

As an instructor, you can create a new page to add to your course.

When creating pages, you can set page permissions as to who can edit the page: instructors (teachers), instructors and students, or anyone.

Open Pages

Open Pages

In Course Navigation, click the Pages link.

View Pages

View Pages

Pages is designed to open to the front page for the course, if there is a front page selected. Click the View All Pages button to select a page from the Pages Index.

Create a New Page

Create a New Page

Click the Add Page button.

Add Content

Type a name for your page [1]. Add content to your page using the Content Selector [2]. Edit the content and add links and media using the Rich Content Editor [3] or switch to the HTML Editor.

Edit Page Settings

Edit Page Settings

You can decide who can edit the page by selecting the Who can edit this page drop down menu [1]. Options include only teachers, teachers and students, or anyone.

You can also notify users that content has changed by selecting the Notify users that this content has changed checkbox [2].

Save and Publish

Save and Publish

If you are ready to publish your page, click the Save & Publish button [1]. If you want to create a draft of your page, click the Save button [2].

Note: If you try to navigate away from a page without saving, you will generate a pop-up warning.

Publish Button

When your page is saved in a draft state, you can return to the page and publish it at any time by clicking the Publish button [1]. The button will change from gray to green [2].

View Page

View the page you created.