What is the Syllabus?
The Syllabus in Canvas makes it easy to communicate to your students exactly what will be required of them throughout the course in chronological order.
To edit the Syllabus, click on Edit Syllabus Description . There are three main parts: a calendar and grading scheme , a syllabus description , and a syllabus table automatically managed by Canvas .
View Syllabus Description
The syllabus description is where you can post your course description, a brief introduction, class guidelines, weekly reminders, and other important information. 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 link to your Syllabus by uploading it into Files. Canvas will automatically create a Scribd preview of your document so your students don't have to download it before reading it.
View Calendar and Grading Scheme
The Calendar and Grading Scheme section will display information about course events and grading. The grading scheme information can be edited in the Assignments feature while the Calendar information can be edited in both the Assignments and Calendar features. Any changes made will be reflected in the Syllabus tool.