What options are available on the Course Details page?

As an instructor, on the Course Details page you have multiple settings you can control and change in your Canvas course.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

View Course Details

Course Settings defaults to the Course Details tab. Here you can view all the details available to you in your course.

View Course Identification

The first section of Course Details shows you an overview of your course, including the course name [1] and course code [2]. Depending on your institution, you may not be able to change your course name and code.

To change your course time zone [3], use the Time Zone drop-down menu.

You can also view the department (sub-account) for your course [4], as well as the assigned term date [5].

The Course Details page also shows the status of the course [6].

View Start and End Dates

View Start and End Dates

As long as your course is assigned to a term, your course will be available within those term dates. However, you can choose to set specific start and end dates for your course.

View Language

You can set a specific language for your course. By default the language is set to Not set, English (US). Selecting a language for your course will override user language preferences and is only recommended for foreign language courses.

View File Storage

View File Storage

You can view the storage file size allowed in your course. File storage consists of all files in course files and assignment submissions. Administrators at your institution set the file storage quota for each course.

View Grading Scheme

View Grading Scheme

You can enable a grading scheme for your course. A grading scheme is a set of criteria that measures varying levels of achievement in a course. You can also view the current existing grading scheme, if any.

View License

View License

You can view the license for your course. By default all content is considered private and copyrighted, but you can also release your content to the public domain or choose a Creative Commons license. When making your course public, you will most likely want to set a license for your course.

View Visibility

View Visibility

You can view any visibility settings for your course. Each visibility option is independent of the others. You can make your syllabus publicly visible, make the entire course publicly visible, and include the course in the public course index.

View Format

View Format

You can view the format for your course. This setting shows if a course is intended to be an online course or a supplement to a face-to-face course. To change the course format, click the format drop-down menu.

View Description

If your course is part of the public course index, you can include a description for your course in the description field.

View More Options

You can change more options in your course by clicking the More Options link. The page will expand and show all the additional course options you can grant to your students, including self-enrollment settings.

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