How do I edit the Syllabus description?
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.
Editing the Syllabus allows you to link files, images, other course content in your Syllabus Description by uploading them using the Content Selector.
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 . 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 . Click the file in the Content Selector  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.