How do I view the history of my pages?

When you can edit course pages, you can view the page history and see the date, time, and author of any changes made to the page. Page editors can also roll back the page content to a previous version of the page.

Note: Even when granted editing access in page settings, students cannot roll back a prior version of a page within a course. They can only roll back page content for pages within student groups.

Note: HTML and CSS changes are not stored in the page history.

Open Pages

Open Pages

Click the Pages link.

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.

Open Page

Click the page you wish to view.

Page History Access

Page History Access

Click the Settings icon [1] and select the View Page History link [2].

View Past Revisions

View the revision history [1]. To return to the current page revision, click the X icon [2].

Open Prior Page Revision

Open Prior Page Revision

To open a prior version of your page, click the date [1] you want to access and then click the Restore this revision link [2].

View Prior Version

View the content from the latest revision. Canvas will remind you that this version of your page is the most recent revision [1]. If you want to replace your current page with different content, click a different date and page revision.

Use the breadcrumb navigation [2] to return to the current page or the pages index.

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