How do I create a new Module?

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.

Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course. With modules, you are essentially creating a one-directional linear flow of what you would like your students to do. Once you create modules, you can add content items, set prerequisites, and add requirements.

Open Modules

Open Modules

In Course Navigation, click the Modules link.

Add Module

Add Module

Click the Add a Module button.

Add Module Name

Add Module Name

Type a name in the Module Name field.

Lock Module Date

Lock Module Date

If you want to lock the module until a specific date, click the Lock until checkbox [1]. To select a date and time, click the Calendar icon [2].

Add Module Prerequisites

Add Module Prerequisites

If you have added at least one module to your course, you can require a prerequisite module. A prerequisite module means students must complete the added modules before they can view the new module. To add a module prerequisite, click the Add prerequisite link.

Add Prerequisite

Add Prerequisite

In the Prerequisite menu [1], select the module that should be completed before the new module.

To add additional prerequisite modules, click the Add prerequisite link [2].

Add Module

Add Module

Click the Add Module button.

View Module

View Module

View your created module.

By default, your new module is unpublished. Learn how to manage modules in draft state.