CanvasCanvas Undelete - (Restore)How do I Restore items I have deleted from my Canvas site?

How do I Restore items I have deleted from my Canvas site?

Instructors can restore items they have deleted from their Canvas course site.

This functionality is not documented (at all) by Canvas and thus it is not 100% perfect but many users in the Canvas community have found it fairly reliable.

On the site where you want to restore a deleted item, go to the Home page

Note the URL in your browser's Address line. It should look something like this (with a different number at the end)

Add /undelete to the Home page URL

Press the Enter (or Return) key on your keyboard and go to this new address

This displays a Restore Deleted Items page for the Canvas course site.

To the right of the item you want to restore to the site, click Restore

According to the Canvas Community Forums, there are a few caveats to using this command:

  • It is not fully supported and does not work 100% of the time.
  • Only the last 25 items will show up on the restore list.
  • If you restore a quiz that had student submissions, you need to make sure to restore the assignment as well, or else the submissions will not be restored