The Syllabus makes it easy to communicate to your students exactly what will be required of them throughout the course in chronological order. You can also set the syllabus as your course home page. At the top of the syllabus page you can post your course description, a brief introduction, class guidelines, weekly reminders, and other important information. You can copy and paste or create text directly in the Rich Content Editor.

Click the Edit button at the top right of the page to create a syllabus description.

You can also link to your syllabus by uploading it into Course Files as a PDF and linking it in the content selector. Canvas will automatically create a preview of your document so your students don't have to download it before reading it.

The syllabus table is automatically generated based on Assignments and Events within a course. It can only be changed by editing or deleting the Assignments or Events. All assignments (unpublished and published) are listed in the syllabus for instructors.

For step-by-step instructions on how to use the Syllabus, visit:


The Calendar helps keeps students and instructors on schedule and up-to-date.

The Calendar can be used to:

For step-by-step instructions on how to use the Calendar, visit