How do I edit the Syllabus description?

Editing the Syllabus allows you to link files, images, other course content in your Syllabus Description by uploading them using the Content Selector.

Open Syllabus

Open Syllabus

In Course Navigation, click the Syllabus link.

Edit Syllabus Description

Edit Syllabus Description

Click the Edit Syllabus Description button.

Edit Syllabus Description Using the Rich Content Editor

Edit the syllabus description using the Rich Content Editor.

You can post your course description, a brief introduction, class guidelines, weekly reminders, and other important information in the Syllabus Description. You can copy content from Word documents directly into the Rich Content Editor or create original content inside of the Rich Content Editor. You can also use the Rich Content Editor to embed videos and input HTML.

Add PDF or Word Document to your Syllabus Description

Within the Content Selector, click Files [1]. There you can upload a new file or select files you have uploaded previously. Click and highlight the text in the Rich Content Editor you want users to click on to download the syllabus [2]. Click the file in the Content Selector [3] and the text will turn blue noting the link is downloadable. Canvas will automatically create a preview of your document so that users don't have to download it before reading it.

Update Syllabus

Update Syllabus

Once you have completed your Syllabus Description, click Update Syllabus.

View Syllabus

View Syllabus

View the syllabus description.

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