How to create and add pages in Canvas


You can create a Page in Canvas in much the same way you would add a file. To create a page there are two ways you can do so:



Method 1 - Through the Units Page


Once a Unit has been created in your module, click on the "+" sign on the right side of the module tab. This will open up the Add Item panel.


At the top of the panel, select the Page option from the drop-down menu and then select "[New page]" from the options below. Note: if no pages have been created yet then no additional options will appear below.

Give the Page a name in the Page Name text box and click the Add item button to complete the process.




If the page was created successfully the link should appear under the chosen unit as pictured below.


When you click on the page link it will bring you to a blank page (see below). To start adding or creating content click on the Edit Button where you will be brought to the page editor which includes the option top 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). 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,






Method 2 in the Pages 


The other way in which you can create a new page is under the pages section. First start by clicking on the Pages Option in module menu located on the left-hand-side of the page. Here you will see all the pages you have created. This will include published pages, unpublished pages and listed pages and unlisted pages.

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.



Click on the on the "+ Page" button where you will be brought directly to the page editor (see below). Here you create content by using the Rich Content Editor. Once your happy with the look of the page click save to finish creating the page.


Unlike Method 1, you will still need to add this page to your desired unit. To do this, go back to the Units section of your module. Then on your selected unit, click on the "+" icon to bring up the Add Item panel.

Select the Page option from the drop-down menu at the top of the panel. Once selected you should now see the page you previously created (in this case, Page 2) in the list of options below the drop-down menu.  Then select the page you want to add (Page 2) and click Add item at the bottom of the panel.



The new page should now appear underneath any pages you previously added to the module. Note: 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.



The Rich Content Editor consists of [1] a Rich Text Editor are, [2]  a HTML Editor (recommended only for users with html & css experience) and {3} a
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.