How do I add prerequisites to a module?

When you set a module prerequisite, the module is locked until a student completes the required items in the prerequisite module. However, if the prerequisite module does not have completion requirements, the module will not be locked by adding prerequisite and students will be able to access the module whenever.

When selecting a prerequisite module, you can only choose from previous modules. You may need to reorder modules to correct prerequisite availability.

Note: You can only add prerequisites if you have added at least one module.

Open Modules

Open Modules

In Course Navigation, click the Modules link.

Edit Module

Edit Module

Locate the name of the module and click the Options icon [1]. Select the Edit link [2].

Add Prerequisite

Add Prerequisite

Click the Add Prerequisite button.

Set Prerequisite

Set Prerequisite

In the module drop-down menu, select the module students must complete before moving on.

Manage Prerequisites

Manage Prerequisites

To add additional prerequisites, click the Add Prerequisite button [1]. If you want to ensure students complete modules in order, you should add prerequisites for all modules that come before this module.

To remove a prerequisite, click the Remove icon [2].

Update Module

Update Module

Click the Save button.

Re-Lock Module

Re-Lock Module

If you change prerequisites that students have already fulfilled, Canvas will ask if you want to let students progress through the course or re-lock the modules and require students to complete the prerequisites again.

To re-lock the modules, click the Re-Lock Modules button [1]. To allow students to continue without any changes, click the Continue button [2].

View Module

View Module

View your prerequisite(s) in the module header.