The first few times you create a new course in Canvas, it's a challenge to remember all of the steps required. The Course Setup Checklist exists to help you remember to cover all your bases before the course goes live.
Note: If your course does not include a Setup Checklist, your institution has enabled the Canvas course setup tutorial instead, which displays in the Course Home Page and each index page in Course Navigation.
Open Course Setup Checklist
In the Course Home Page, click the Course Setup Checklist button.
View Course Setup Checklist
The Course Setup Checklist will help you create a new course in Canvas. Open the checklist by clicking the Course Setup Checklist button. The checklist reminds you to:
Import content using the Course Import Tool
Add assignments or assignment shells on the Assignments page
Add users, such as students and TAs, to the course via the People page
Select the links you wish to display in the Course Navigation under the Navigation tab in Settings
Choose a layout for your Course Home Page
Add events and Assignments to your course Calendar
Publish the course, which will automatically send invitation emails to any students you have already added to the course (you may not have permission to complete this step; your institution may publish your course for you)
Note: Once your course contains a graded submission, you cannot unpublish your course.