Each Canvas account displays a default Canvas theme. As an admin, you can create and manage themes using Canvas templates, or you can create a theme specifically designed for your institution.
Custom branding is hosted at the account level, and by default, sub-accounts and their associated courses inherit account branding. However, you can choose to allow sub-accounts to use the Theme Editor to create their own custom themes. When the Theme Editor is enabled for sub-accounts, any design elements they do not specifically change will inherit the account level design.
Note: If you are a sub-account admin and the Themes link is not visible in Account Navigation, Themes has not been enabled for sub-accounts.
In Global Navigation, click the Admin link , then click the name of the account .
In Account Navigation, click the Themes link.
Note: If sub-account themes have been enabled, each sub-account also includes a Themes link. To open the Theme Editor for a sub-account, click the Sub-Accounts link to locate and open the sub-account, then click the sub-account's Themes link.
View Theme Sections
The Themes page displays all available templates and saved themes for your institution.
All default themes for Canvas display in the Templates section . Default templates are used as a starting point for admins to create their own themes and cannot be deleted.
Once a theme is saved in the account, the page displays the My Themes section . My Themes shows all themes saved for the account.
To open and view any theme, hover over the theme and click the Open in Theme Editor button.
To create a theme, open and modify your preferred template , or click the Add Theme button . You can also create a theme based on a saved template.
View Current Theme
Once a theme is applied to the account, the theme is marked as the current theme. The current theme includes a green bar and check mark icon below the name of the theme. If an account includes multiple saved themes, the active theme is ordered first.
To apply a different theme, open and apply any other saved theme or create a new theme for the account.
To delete a saved theme, click the Delete icon.
Note: The current theme cannot be deleted. To delete the current theme, open and apply any other saved theme or create a new theme for the account.