Canvas provides lecturers with the ability to to host and share content they previously created within their respective modules. These materials can vary from PowerPoint slides to Word documents and PDF's which can be upload and shared before, during or after a lecture.


To create a unit, complete the following steps.
  1. If your module is currently blank, first start by creating a unit in your module. You can do this by clicking + Unit.
  2. Enter a unit name and click Add unit.
Note: Don't forget to publish your module. You can do this by making sure the Publish icon is displayed with a green and white tick icon.

To add content to your module, complete the following steps. 

  1. Once you have a unit created you can now add content or create pages by clicking on the + icon on the right side of the module tab. To add a PowerPoint or document select the File option from the drop down menu and then click Choose File to locate the file you want to upload to Canvas.
  2. Click Add Item to add your selected file. If completed correctly you should see that a link to the article will be added under the unit you selected. To access the content simply click on the link to bring you to a new page. 
Note: How the content is displayed may vary depending on the type of file you upload.