How do I reset course content?

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.

If you have permission as an instructor, you can reset course content with your course Settings in Canvas.

When you reset course content, you reset all content in the course including:

  • Course ID—external URLs will no longer direct back to the course unless they are manually changed
  • LTI tools added at the course level

Note: If you cannot reset course content, this feature has been restricted by your institution.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Reset Course Content

Reset Course Content

In the sidebar, click the Reset Course Content button. A popup window will appear in your browser.

Confirm Course Reset

Confirm Course Reset

Click the Reset Course Content button to confirm you want to reset the content of the course. When you do this, all of your current content will be deleted and cannot be recovered.

View Course

View Course

After the course content has been reset, there is nothing left in the course.