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.

Create a Module

Create a Module

Click the Add a Module button.

Name the Module

Name the Module

Type a name in the Module Name field.

Lock Module Until a Given Date

Lock Module Until a Given Date

Select the Lock module until a given date checkbox [1] to lock the module until a set date. Select the Calendar icon [2] to set the date and time.

Add Module Requirements

Add Module Requirements

Select the Students must move through requirements... checkbox [1] to require students to move through the content in the modules in sequential order.

Add Modules

Add Modules

Click the Add Module button to create the module.

View Module

View Module

View your created module. To publish a module, click the unpublished icon. The hover text will confirm you want to publish the module.