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Brief Description and Possible Uses

The settings portion of your course is only available to teachers. Students won’t be seeing this tab so this is where we put in the different reports just for the teachers themselves. You can see the details of your course, its’ name, what your quota is, and what license that you’ve attached to this content inside of your course. This is also where you can manage the different sections of students; actually see all the people associated with your course according to role. This is also the tab where you add your TA’s. The navigation tab is where you can modify the left navigation of your course. You just drag and drop here to change the order of it and then save that. If you want to hide certain features from students, you drag it below here and that disables it from this navigation. So the settings tab is where you can easily update and see the different users, sections and also modify the navigation of your course.

Instructor Tutorials

Editing Course Details in Canvas

Course details can be edited by clicking on the “Settings” tab in the Course Navigation area. From here, click on the “Course Details” tab.

The teacher can change settings such as Name, Course Code, Start/End Dates, Grading Scheme, License, and Visibility.

Clicking on the “more options” link also allows editing of student permissions within the course including editing of assignment descriptions, attaching files to discussion posts, whether to let students organize their own groups, and if students can edit course wiki pages.


Adding and deleting course sections in Canvas

Adding and deleting course sections is done through the Sections tab within the settings of the course. To add a new course section, simply type the name of the new section and click “Add Section”

To delete a course section, click on the X icon next to the name. Clicking on the pencil icon will allow you to change the name of the section.


Training Materials

Settings overview


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