Reminder: Draft State Is Coming Saturday, July 12th!

On Saturday, July 12th, Draft State will become a standard feature in all Canvas course sites. In Draft State, Assignments, Quizzes, Modules, Pages, and Discussions are unpublished by default, meaning that students cannot see these items until they are published. Additionally, graded items like assignments and quizzes are not included in gradebook calculations.

There will be some changes to the Canvas interface once Draft State becomes a standard feature:

  • The “Pages” area has an Index page and displays Page titles.
  • Individual Pages do not include sidebars.
  • Instructors can select any Page to be the Front Page of their course.
  • Quizzes do not have to be republished if the content is changed.

For more information, please see our Draft State documentation:

Working with Draft State

We would like to thank Kate Dyachuk, the Courseware Support Intern, for creating this documentation.

Please contact Courseware Support at canvas@pobox.upenn.edu of you have any questions.

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