What are the Canvas settings at the course level?

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.

The Settings navigation link is where you can easily update and see the different users and sections, and you can also modify the navigation of your course. Depending on your permissions, you can edit differing levels of the course settings.

Open Settings

Open Settings

The settings portion of your course is only available to instructors.

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

View Course Details

View Course Details

In the Course Details tab, you can view the details of your course, its name, what your quota is, and what license that you’ve attached to this content inside of your course. You can also view the course status. If the course cannot be unpublished, the hover text will notify you accordingly.

View Sections

View Sections

In the Sections tab, you can manage the different sections of students and see all the people associated with your course according to role. Learn how to add a section to your course.

View Navigation

View Navigation

In the Navigation tab, you can modify the Content Navigation links listed in your course. You can drag and drop to reorder and hide course navigation links.

Any configured course navigation External Apps (LTI Tools) that appear in Course Navigation also appear here as well.

View Apps

View Apps

In the Apps tab, you can view installed apps and link apps enabled by your institution to your course. Learn more about External Apps.

View Feature Options

View Feature Options

In the Feature Options tab, you can enable and disable Canvas features within your course as made available by your account admin.