Add Your Syllabus to Canvas

How Do I Add a Syllabus to a New Canvas Site (No Copied Content)?

You can upload your syllabus anywhere in Canvas that has a Rich Content Editor. Typically, instructors add their syllabus to the “Syllabus” page, but you can also add it to the homepage or

another page. Basically, you can add a document like a syllabus anywhere in Canvas with a Rich Content Editor (the MS Word-like text editor in Canvas).

Here are directions for adding your syllabus to the “Syllabus” page:

1.) Enter your Canvas site.  Then, upload the syllabus to the “Files” area of the course site (click here for instructions).

2.) Click on Syllabus. Then, click Edit Syllabus Description.*

3.) Follow these steps to add the syllabus file (click here for instructions).

If you added your old syllabus to an area in your site that doesn’t use the Rich Content Editor (e.g., a module), please open that area’s edit mode and proceed.

Have everyone on the same page by adding your syllabus to Canvas site!

How do I Add a New Syllabus to a Canvas Site that Has Copied or Revised Content?

Instructor who’ve used Canvas before might copy content from an old Canvas site into their current site. Additionally, instructors who make changes to their courses during the semester will find they’ll need to revise their Canvas sites. In either case, instructors most likely have to delete an old syllabus (one from a previous semester or from earlier in the current term) and add a new one to their site. If you find yourself having to do this, please follow these instructions:

Enter your Canvas site and follow these steps:

1.) Delete the old syllabus file (click here for instructions).

2.) Add the new syllabus file by following these instructions (click here for instructions).

3.)  Click on Syllabus. Then, click Edit Syllabus Description.*

If you added your old syllabus to an area in your site that doesn’t use the Rich Content Editor (e.g., a module), please open that area’s edit mode and proceed.

4.) Delete the link to the old syllabus file.

5.) Follow these steps to add a link to the new syllabus file (click here for instructions).

**The same steps apply to anywhere in Canvas with the Rich Content Editor. The only difference will be where you go for step 3 (“Home,” “Pages,” etc.).

6.) Click on Save to commit the changes.

Questions?

Please email Courseware Support at canvas@pobox.upenn.edu.

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