Add Your Own Syllabus to Canvas

Canvas generates a syllabus for you when you add assignments and due dates to your course. But if you prefer to use your own syllabus, it's easy to copy and paste your syllabus or upload a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.

To paste in your syllabus:

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  2. Copy the content of your syllabus.
  3. In your Canvas course, in the left-hand navigation, click Syllabus.
  4. In the right-hand sidebar, click Edit Syllabus Description. This opens the rich text editor. 
  5. Paste your syllabus content, and then click Update Syllabus.

To upload a syllabus file:

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  2. In your Canvas course, in the left-hand navigation, click Syllabus.
  3. In the right-hand sidebar, click Edit Syllabus Description.
  4. In the Content Pane, click the Files tab.
  5. Click Upload a new file, and then browse for your syllabus file. 
  6. Click Upload. A link to the syllabus file will appear in the rich content editor.
  7. Below the rich content editor, click Update Syllabus.

Last modified: January 8, 2014