How do I change additional options for students in my course?

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 grant your students additional course options for enrollments, Discussions, Groups, Grades, Announcements, and Pages by editing your course Settings.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Open Course Details

Open Course Details

Click the Course Details tab.

View More Options

View More Options

Click the More Options link.

Change Options

Change Options

You can grant additional course privileges for students by selecting the appropriate checkbox.

  1. Allow students to self-enroll by secret URL or join code by clicking the Let students self-enroll by sharing with them a secret URL or code checkbox.
  2. Allow students to attach files to discussion posts by clicking the Let students attach files to Discussion checkbox.
  3. Allow students to create new discussion topics by clicking the Let students create Discussion Topics checkbox.
  4. Allow students to edit or delete their own discussion posts by clicking the Let students edit or delete their own discussion posts checkbox.
  5. Allow students to organize their own Groups by clicking the Let students organize their own groups checkbox.
  6. You can hide student grade totals on the grades page by clicking the Hide totals in student grades summary checkbox.
  7. You can hide the grade distribution graphs on the grades page by clicking the Hide grade distribution graphs from students checkbox.
  8. You can disable comments on announcement by clicking the Disable comments on announcement checkbox.
  9. You can also allow students to edit course wiki pages by default by selecting the Edit course wiki pages drop down menu.

Update Course Details

Update Course Details

Click the Update Course Details button to save changes.