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s_greathouse
Surveyor II

Student Overwriting Contributions to Pages

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Ahoy,

Checking on something: My understanding when allowing students to edit a course page is that, if more than one person is editing at the same time, the person who saves it last will overwrite the other's contribution. Is that correct?

Blue skies.

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chofer
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Hello @s_greathouse ...

Yes, this is correct.  Whoever saves the page first will have his/her page edits displayed for everyone.  Any page edits that someone else was making at the same time would not be seen because that person has not saved his/her page.  And, if he/she saved the page after you saved your page, then his/her edits would display instead of yours.  In short, when editing pages in your Canvas course, it's not possible to have multiple people editing at the same time...like you can do in a Word or Excel file within Google Docs, for example.

Hope this help a bit.  Sing out if you have any other questions about this...thanks!

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chofer
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Hello @s_greathouse ...

Yes, this is correct.  Whoever saves the page first will have his/her page edits displayed for everyone.  Any page edits that someone else was making at the same time would not be seen because that person has not saved his/her page.  And, if he/she saved the page after you saved your page, then his/her edits would display instead of yours.  In short, when editing pages in your Canvas course, it's not possible to have multiple people editing at the same time...like you can do in a Word or Excel file within Google Docs, for example.

Hope this help a bit.  Sing out if you have any other questions about this...thanks!

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