Pages provide organization to course content.

Pages are a place to create course content. Each page is unique, and there is no limit to the number of pages in a Canvas course. Pages can include text, tables, images, video, audio, URLs, files, and links to other content in the course (e.g. assignments, modules, syllabus, pages). The left course navigation link for Pages goes to the pages index to view all pages in a course.


Pages provide organization to course content for a relevant topic. Pages can be added to modules so that all learning materials are organized in one place. Pages can also be used as a collaboration tool via class wikis, with specific user access for each page. Pages are easy to access when they are labeled with meaningful, descriptive, and consistent name structures. Canvas keeps the entire history of a page.

Best Practice Recommendations

  • Hide the left course navigation Pages tab from student view since they can be accessed from the Modules page.
  • Delete duplicate or outdated pages not used in current course after complete course copy.
  • Make page names descriptive, meaningful, and consistent.
  • Create or link to a page from within a module.
  • Organize pages in modules in the sequence they will be accessed.
  • Set the home page to the front page.
  • Publish content one time in the course and link to it on a page using the Rich Content Editor.
  • Use a consistent format for pages within a course.

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