Recent Updates

  • You can add text to your module when you add a new item.

  • Updated on: Aug 26, 2020

    How do I use Canvas Data files?

    Canvas Data files should be used to create queried reports in ODBC analytics tools. Common tools include Tableau, SQL Workbench/J, Excel, and R. Analytics tools can also access the Redshift database.

    As part of the Canvas Data Portal, the Canvas Data Schema includes documentation that explains all the table data that is exported from Canvas. This documentation shows all the available files and the data in each file.

    For full Canvas Data use, data files should live in a database. Once you have downloaded your institution's flat files, table headers must be added to the files before analysis can be run through your preferred database.

    If your institution does not have its own data warehouse, Amazon Redshift is available as a premium option to host and run analytical data. Please contact your Customer Success Manager for more information.

    When using an IP Address Whitelist, software files should be set up from a computer that can access the whitelisted IP address.

    For help with using Canvas Data in various software platforms and sample queries, please view the Canvas Data Group in the Canvas Community.

  • Updated on: Aug 14, 2020

    What are Pages?

  • Updated on: Aug 14, 2020

    How do I duplicate a page in a course?

  • Updated on: Aug 14, 2020

    How do I delete pages in a course?

    You can delete a page if you no longer need it or if it is not used as the Front Page for your course.

    Note: You will be unable to delete a page if it is used as the Front Page for your course.

  • Updated on: Aug 14, 2020

    How do I set a Front Page in a course?

    The Course Home Page is the first view your students will see when they enter your course. For the Course Home Page, you can customize a page from your course Pages and have it display as the Course Home Page.

    If you want to change the Course Home Page to a custom page, you must first set the page as the Front Page. The Front Page is a designation that shows Canvas which page can be used for the Course Home Page. Use this page to show a welcome message, links, images, or other information for students.


    • Before setting the Front Page, the page must be published.
    • Once you set a Front Page, you cannot remove the Front page. However, you can change the Front Page as much as you would like, or set another page as the Front Page.
    • Before setting a Front page, the Pages link in Course Navigation will open to the Pages Index. However, once you have selected a Front Page, the Pages link will always open to the Front Page. To return to the Pages Index, click the View All Pages button.
    • The Pages Front Page can also be set to display recent course announcements.
  • Draft State allows content in Pages to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students.

    Note: If you use Modules in your course and add a Page to a Module, please be aware that the state of the Module overrides the state of all module items. You may want to consider leaving Pages unpublished until you are ready to publish the entire Module. For more information please see the Modules Draft State lesson.

  • When you can edit course pages, you can view the page history and see the date, time, and author of any changes made to the page. Page editors can also roll back the page content to a previous version of the page.

    The images shown in this lesson are for the instructor view, but the same steps apply for students who have access to edit course pages.


    • Even when granted editing access in page settings, students cannot roll back a prior version of a page within a course. They can only roll back page content for pages within student groups.
    • HTML and CSS changes are not stored in the page history.
  • People shows all the users enrolled in the course.