You can create a Page in Canvas in much the same way you would add a file.


To create a page in Canvas on the Units page, complete the following steps.
  1. Once a Unit has been created in your module, click the + icon on the right side of the module tab to open up the Add Item panel.
  2. Select Page from the drop-down list and then click [Create Page] from the options below.
  3. Note: If no pages have been created yet then no additional options will appear below.

  4. Enter a name in the Page Name text field and click Add item to complete the process. If the page was created successfully the link should appear under the chosen unit.
  5. Click on the page link, then click Edit to open the page editor. The page editor includes the option to rename the page and a Rich Content Editor (by default) and additional options to add files, images and links (if previously created and stored in your module).
  6. Note: Remember to toggle the publish button (the green and white tick or the gray "no access" sign) to make visible/not visible to students.

To create a page in Canvas on the Pages section, complete the following steps.

  1. In Module Navigation, click Pages. Here you will see all the pages you have created. This includes published pages, unpublished pages and listed pages and unlisted pages.
  2. Note: To ensure that students see only what you want them to see, make sure that the ones you want have a green and white tick next to them and the pages you don't want have a gray no access sign next to them. You toggle these on or off at any time by clicking on each respective icon.

  3. Click + Page to go to the page editor. Enter a page title and add content to the page in the Rich Content Editor.
  4. Once you're happy with the look of the page click Save or Save & publish.
  5. To add this page to your desired unit, go back to the Units section of your module. On your selected unit, click the + icon to bring up the Add Item panel.
  6. Select Page from the drop-down list and then click the page you previously created from the list of options. Click Add item. The new page now appears underneath any pages you previously added to the module.
  • Remember to toggle the publish icon if you want the page to appear to students.
  • You can rearrange these pages as you wish and edit them by clicking on the page and going into edit mode.

Using the Rich Content Editor

Canvas has a powerful, content editor available for creating new content. In addition to pages, the Rich Content Editor is used in features like Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus. Additionally, the Rich Content Editor supports embedding any video content, math formula, and other rich media.

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The Rich Content Editor consists of [1] a Rich Text Editor and, [2]  a HTML Editor (recommended only for users with html & css experience).

Using Links

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The in the new Rich Content Editor, the Content Selector no longer appear in the right hand side. To add materials like External Links, Assignments, Images, media and documents click on the Links panel in the top toolbar of the editor, select Module Links from the dropdown which will open an Add panel on the right. From here select whichever materials you want to add by clicking on its heading.

Note: This method also applies to adding images, media, and documents. These options can located on right of the Links option in the New Rich Content Editor Toolbar .

Content Selector, which is displayed in the sidebar any time the Rich Content Editor is open.

If you would like to find out more about creating pages and adding content you can find further links and tutorials at the link below.