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Why does Canvas not allow you to add the built-in syllabus to a module?

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What is the reasoning for this?

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jbarr@ccsk12.com 

I can hypothesize some reasons.

The syllabus is a course navigation link and can easily be enabled in a prominent location rather than buried in a module. How do I manage Course Navigation links? 

None of the items in the course navigation list can be directly added as a module item. For example, you can add individual assignments, quizzes, files, pages, or discussions to as a module item, but you cannot add the list of assignments, list of quizzes, list of files, list of pages, or list of discussions as a module item. The syllabus page is in the same class as the lists of content.

You can create a content page that contains a link to the syllabus page. You can find the link to the syllabus under the Course Navigation section of the content selector.

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However, this will only work if the Syllabus is enabled in the course navigation menu. That lesson in the Canvas Instructor Guide that I linked to explains how disabling navigation menu items affects the visibility. Only the discussions index and the grades are accessible even if they are disabled in the course navigation menu.

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jbarr@ccsk12.com 

I can hypothesize some reasons.

The syllabus is a course navigation link and can easily be enabled in a prominent location rather than buried in a module. How do I manage Course Navigation links? 

None of the items in the course navigation list can be directly added as a module item. For example, you can add individual assignments, quizzes, files, pages, or discussions to as a module item, but you cannot add the list of assignments, list of quizzes, list of files, list of pages, or list of discussions as a module item. The syllabus page is in the same class as the lists of content.

You can create a content page that contains a link to the syllabus page. You can find the link to the syllabus under the Course Navigation section of the content selector.

353657_pastedImage_1.png

However, this will only work if the Syllabus is enabled in the course navigation menu. That lesson in the Canvas Instructor Guide that I linked to explains how disabling navigation menu items affects the visibility. Only the discussions index and the grades are accessible even if they are disabled in the course navigation menu.

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