How do I use Draft State in Pages?
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.
Draft State allows content in Pages to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students.
Note: If you use Modules in your course and add a Page to a Module, please be aware that the state of the Module overrides the state of all module items. You may want to consider leaving Pages unpublished until you are ready to publish the entire Module. For more information please see the Modules Draft State lesson.
View Status within an Individual Page
Within individual pages, the page status is shown next to the page settings.
Publish a Page
View Status of All Pages
On the Pages Index page, you can view the status of each page. Green cloud icons with a white checkmark  indicate the page is published. Solid gray cloud icons  indicate unpublished pages. You can change the status of a page by toggling the published and unpublished icons.