How do I add items to a 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.
You can add new or existing content items in Canvas to a module. You can also add an item to multiple modules, or multiple iterations of an item to one module.
When you add items to a Module, please be aware that the status of the Module overrides the state of the individual module items. You may want to consider leaving all Module items in an unpublished state until you are ready to publish the entire Module. Learn more about Draft State in Modules.
Note: When adding a restricted file type to a Module, please be aware that restricted files act as published files and may be viewable to students. Learn more about restricting files in Canvas.
Add Module Item
Click the Add Item button.
Add Item to Module
Click the Add drop-down menu and select one of the following item types:
- File (document and media file types)
- Content Page
- Text Header
- External URL
- External Tool
Note: Canvas will accept most media files as uploads. However, not all media files can be played within Canvas.
Add Existing Content Item
Add New Item
View Module Item
View the selected module item.
By default, your new module item is unpublished. Learn how to manage module items in draft state.