Upload Your Syllabus

The example below shows how to upload and link your syllabus on the Syllabus homepage.

Most Canvas courses, by default, use the “Syllabus” tool as the “Homepage.” If the Syllabus tool is not your homepage, select “Syllabus” from the left hand navigation bar, and follow the instructions below.

In the upper right corner of the Syllabus page, click the “edit” button.

"edit" button on Canvas homepage


Click on the “files” tab on the right side of the page, then, “Upload a new file.”  Click “choose file” to locate the syllabus file on your computer.

"files" tab


Once you have located the file, click “Upload.”

"upload" button in "course files" tab

The syllabus file will appear in the text window as a link.  Then, click the blue “update syllabus” button at the bottom of the page.

syllabus link on homepage


The syllabus appears as a link on the homepage.  Students can download your syllabus by clicking on the link.

Canvas syllabus homepage