Pages store content and educational resources that are part of a course or group but don’t necessarily belong in an assignment. Pages can include text, video, and links to files and other course or group content. Pages can also be linked to other pages. They can also be used as a collaboration tool for course or group wikis where only specific users can have access. Canvas keeps the entire history of the page to account for changes over time.

Depending on how you choose to organize your course content, Canvas provides the vehicle to make it happen. There are two (2) main ways to deliver course material and content – Modules and Pages

Modules are Canvas’ vehicle to add content and organize a course sequentially. Modules bring together files, assignments, discussions, quizzes and pages that allow you to organize your content in a linear, successive progression.

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Modules can organize course content by weeks, units, chapters, etc. with the module items containing files, discussions, assignments, quizzes, and other learning materials for that session.

Although the module structure is functional, it shows content in a long list of links and is not very engaging since modules cannot display images or video - and you cannot format the style/text (italics, bold)

The structure of Modules is designed where users move through (as in example under Unit III Module) Chapter #15 (select Next) then Chapter #16 (select Previous or Next) and finally Chapter #17.

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Pages are powerful! Pages give instructors control over the organization and creation of content. Each page can be edited using Text Editor adding bolding, text font/colors. Add links in and outside of the course site, files as well as textual and multimedia content all within the same “space”.

Pages will personalize and make the course engaging for your students. Pages can be added to a Module and a Module can be linked in a Page.


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  1. Use a template page; e.g., accordion tab template
  2. Add images and formatted text
  3. Add embedded audio or video
  4. Add download or external links
  5. Link to assignments, quizzes, or other modules

Since you can add pages to the modules – organization and course flow is still consistent (Previous modules – Next module)

  • Use a page if you need to use text-formatting (bold, italics, color, font sizes) or line breaks.
  • You can allow students to access the page, e.g., add text, upload files, etc. (“Wiki” type to be used for collaboration)

Pages are powerful! Pages give you control over the organization and creation of content. Each page can be edited using Text Editor adding bolding, text font/colors. Add links, embedding multimedia in and outside of the course site, files, as well as textual and multimedia content, all within the same “space”.

Pages will personalize and make the course engaging for your students.

Pages can be included under a specific Module and a Module can be linked in a Page

Page Example

Since you can add pages to modules – organization and flow of course is still consistent (Previous modules – Next module)

  • Use a page if you need to use text-formatting (bold, italics, color, font sizes) or line breaks.
    Course navigation, Pages, View All Pages and +Page
  • Use one of LTU’s “Institutional Templates” to add readings, links, videos, assignments, lectures and discussion all on one page.
    Design Tools, Create/Edit Content, Copy Existing Content and select Institutional Templates
  • Link the Page to a Module. Modules, click + to right of the desired module, Add Page, select Page, and Add Item

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