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  • You can view all users in your account in the Users page. You can manage and create account groups, manage profile pictures, and view user profiles.

    View a video about Users.

  • You can create a quiz using a question group. Question groups allow you to place multiple questions within a group for students to answer. You can choose the number of questions that should be answered from the group and how many points to assign each question. Creating a question group randomizes questions within a quiz.

    You can add questions to your question group in several ways:

    • Link to a question bank to reference all questions in a question bank
    • Add an individual question to create your own questions from scratch
    • Find questions to reference specific questions from a question bank

    Note: If you need your questions to appear in a specific order, do not place quiz questions inside a question group.

  • By default, courses inherit term dates set for your entire institution. However, as an instructor, you may need to change the start and end dates for your course. Dates can be shorter than the term dates or overlap the term dates.

    Adding course dates automatically creates an override for term dates. Entering an end date in the course will tell Canvas to conclude the course on the entered date. When the course is concluded, the course is removed from the Dashboard, and in the Courses list, the course will be moved to the Past Enrollments section.

    Additionally, you can also set whether or not students can only participate in the course during the specified course dates. Participation means that students can submit assignments, post discussions, upload files, or take part in any other action-based task within a course. If your require students to only be able to participate during the course dates, they can accept the course invitation, access the course, and look at content, but they cannot fully participate until the first day of the course. When the course is concluded, the course is placed in a read-only state.

    If you do not want students to be able to view any content in your course until the course start date, Course Settings also allows you to restrict students from being able to access content. You can also choose to restrict all access to your course after the course has concluded. Learn how to restrict course access.

  • You can add a file to your course by uploading a file. You can also import files using the course import tool in Course Settings.

    As an instructor, you can drag and drop files from your personal files into course files.

    Note: Video and audio uploads to Canvas through the media tool can be up to 500 MB in size.

  • As an admin, you can use the Theme Editor to create custom themes for your institution. Themes are created from existing Canvas templates. Any theme applied to the account also applies to all subaccounts, though the Theme Editor can also be used to create themes for individual subaccounts. Once you have created and saved a theme, you can apply the theme to your account at any time. You can also create new themes based on previous themes. Learn how to manage saved themes.

    View a video about the Theme Editor.

    Theme Inheritance

    Custom branding is hosted at the account level, and by default, sub-accounts and their associated courses inherit account branding. However, you can enable sub-accounts to use the Theme Editor; any elements that are not specifically changed will still be inherited by the account level.

    User enrollments are associated at the account level and course enrollments are associated at the sub-account level. An enrollment is created when a user and a course are joined together. If a user is not enrolled in any courses, the Dashboard displays branding for the account. This algorithm also relates to pages not associated with a course including user account and settings, Calendar, and Conversations. User data is always hosted at the account level, which is why they cannot inherit sub-account branding.

    If a user is enrolled in a course in the account, the Dashboard displays the branding for the account. If a user is enrolled in a course within a sub-account, the Dashboard displays the branding for the sub-account. If a user is enrolled in courses within multiple sub-accounts, or if one of the courses is in the account, the Dashboard displays the branding for the account.

    Theme Editor Components

    For details about the Theme Editor components, please view the Canvas Theme Editor Components PDF. For help with image templates, view the Canvas Theme Editor Image Templates PDF. Logos, images, and watermarks are not visible for users who enable the High Contrast Styles feature option in user settings.

    CSS/JS Files

    Custom cascading style sheets (CSS) or JavaScript (JS) files are not required, but override files are also supported in the Theme Editor. CSS/JS file functionality must be enabled by your Customer Success Manager. Before uploading custom CSS or JS files, please be aware of the associated risks, as custom files may cause accessibility issues or conflicts with future Canvas updates. Learn more about custom CSS/JS restrictions.


    • The Theme Editor is not available for two-week trial or Free-For-Teacher accounts.
    • If you are a subaccount admin and the Themes link is not visible in Account Navigation, Themes has not been enabled for sub-accounts. If the CSS/JS Upload tab is not visible, file uploads have not been enabled for sub-accounts.
  • You can copy course content such as assignments, modules, pages, and discussions from previous Canvas courses into existing courses.

    This option allows you to copy content into existing courses. You may be able to copy content into a new course shell.


    • Draft State settings are retained in course imports. If an assignment is unpublished in a course, the assignment will also be unpublished in the content import.
    • Importing a course more than once may have unintended consequences. If you import content into a new course, edit the content in the new course, and later import the previous content again, the imported content will override the existing content.
    • Not all content can be copied as part of a course.
  • Every institution (or school) uses a specific URL to access Canvas. Institutions follow a URL structure of [your institution name] or canvas.[your institution name].edu. This URL is required to access Canvas mobile apps.

    Many of the mobile apps allow you to search for your institution or school district directly on the app login page. However, if you cannot locate your institution in the app search list, this lesson shows you how to locate your institution's URL.

    Note: The URL for Canvas Network is The URL for Free-For-Teachers (FFT) accounts is

  • You can add a rubric to an assignment to help students understand expectations for the assignment and how you intend to score their submissions. Occasionally, rubrics are added to assignments when you have an outcome inside of the rubric that you would like to use for alignment purposes. In addition to assignments, rubrics can also be added to graded discussions and quizzes.

    Rubrics can be added by finding an existing rubric in one of your courses, or by creating a new rubric.

  • You can import courses, modules, assignments, quizzes, discussions, pages, or files to Commons. Imported resources will retain their original published or unpublished status.


    • To enable Commons in your Canvas instance, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
    • Commons is available in all Free for Teacher (FFT) accounts. Free for Teacher users are limited to finding, importing, and sharing public resources.
    • Standard Canvas file storage limits apply.
    • Student data will remain private when sharing and importing resources.
    • Options/settings are retained in resource imports. All due dates will be removed.
    • Commons currently does not support sharing/importing question banks associated with a quiz.