The syllabus holds valuable information. It is where you can post your course description, a brief introduction, class guidelines, weekly reminders, and other important information. Schools leverage the syllabus as a way to preview the contents of a course (for future students, parents, etc.). Instructors use it to include course criteria and expectations. Students refer to it for assignments and grading policies.
1. Import Syllabus as a File
Some teachers may already have created their syllabus as a separate document (word, pdf, etc.) and uploading a syllabus document via course FILES might be the easiest option. Students can access the syllabus from the files tab and/or instructors can link to the syllabus file from anywhere within their course.
2. Post Syllabus information onto a Page
Teachers may want to cut/paste content (or create content from scratch) within a content PAGE or pages (i.e. name it "Syllabus" page). Like files, students can access the syllabus from the pages tab and/or instructors can link to the syllabus page from anywhere within their course. You can also link to the syllabus file from a page, too.
3. Use the Syllabus Tool
Canvas also has a syllabus tool located in the left-hand navigation. It combines the best of both options. You can create content in the description section (similar to adding content to a page) and also link to the full syllabus file (if you've uploaded it to your course FILES) and other content pages3. Use the Syllabus Tool
In addition, the syllabus tool also aggregates and lists all course assignments and events in chronological order for students to view.
- How do I navigate the Syllabus table and calendar?
- How do I use the Syllabus as an instructor?
- How do I edit the Syllabus description?
From the Canvas Instructor Guides