How do I post a course syllabus?
An easy way for instructors or TAs to post a class syllabus is to first upload the syllabus file to the Canvas Files tool and then link and display that file in the Canvas Syllabus tool.
Go to Files
This displays the site's file storage area.
Click Add Folder
Name the Folder "Syllabus", then save the folder by clicking the Checkmark
This creates a folder in the Files tool named "Syllabus"
Click on the Syllabus folder
This displays the (empty) contents of the Syllabus folder
This displays your computer's file locator.
Find the syllabus file on your computer, select it and click Open (or Select)
This uploads the syllabus file to the Syllabus folder in the Files tool.
Go to the Syllabus tool
This displays the Syllabus tool editing text box.
Click on the "More" icon (vertical dots) and select the Documents icon then select "Course Documents"
This displays an "Add" panel on the right displaying all of the Files uploaded to the course site Files tool
Select the syllabus file from the list
This automatically creates a link in the Syllabus text box to the syllabus file in the Files tool
Optional: Display the Syllabus file in the Syllabus tool
Highlight the Syllabus link, then click on Options
This displays the Link Options panel on the right
Select "Preview inline," check the box next to "Expand preview by default, and select "Done"
Click Update Syllabus
This will automatically display the syllabus document in the syllabus tool.
Note: Click on the Syllabus tool to view the Syllabus inline preview