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How do I publish or unpublish a page as an instructor?

How do I publish or unpublish a page as an instructor?

As an instructor, you can publish or unpublish a page in a course. Unpublished content is invisible to students.

Note: If you use Modules in your course and add a Page to a Module, please be aware that the state of the Module overrides the state of all module items. You may want to consider leaving Pages unpublished until you are ready to publish the entire Module. For more information please see the Modules Draft State lesson.

Open Pages

Open Pages

In Course Navigation, click the Pages link.

View Status within an Individual Page

View Status within an Individual Page

Within individual pages, the page status is shown next to the page options.

Publish a Page

Publish a Page

To publish a page, click the Publish button. The button will change from gray to green.

Unpublish a Page

Unpublish a Page

To unpublish a page, hover over the published button. The hover text will confirm you want to unpublish the page, and the button will change from green to red. Click the button to confirm.

Note: You cannot unpublish a page that has been set to the Front Page.

View Status of All Pages

On the Pages Index page, you can view the status of each page. Green icons indicate the page is published [1]. Gray icons indicate unpublished pages [2]. You can change the status of a page by toggling the published and unpublished icons.

Publish a Page

Publish a Page

To publish a page, click the unpublished icon. The hover text will confirm you want to publish the page.

Unpublish a Page

Unpublish a Page

To unpublish a page, hover over the published icon. The hover text will confirm you want to unpublish the page. Click the icon to confirm.

Pages Student View

Students cannot see any of the actions involved with published status, such as published and unpublished icons and setting icons. Students will only see published pages, which are posted in blue text.

Comments

When I registers for pages, canvas indicated I do not have sufficient privileges. I need help. 

Hi @KrisHawkins,

When you say "registers for pages", can you provide a little more information for what you are trying to accomplish? Are you trying to create a page, publish a page, or do something else? Often when it comes to privileges (or permissions as they are known in Canvas), this is because admins decide to limit certain actions to users based on the roles they are assigned in Canvas.

Cody 

This didn't work.  I've published several pages and students still cannot access them.

@LizzieB,

 Can students see the Pages link in the Course Navigation list? If not, you may need update your links so that it is visible.

Cody

Hi @LizzieB

I wanted to follow up with you and make sure we answered your question. If you still have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. Otherwise, if this has been resolved, no further action on your part is needed. This thread will be archived in several weeks.

Naomi

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