Some instructors will use modules to organize the course. Modules control the entire flow of the course, along with its content.
Note: Your instructor may choose to hide the Modules link in Course Navigation. If the Modules link is not available, you can still access Module items through other areas of Canvas, such as the Syllabus or Course Home Page. Alternatively, your instructor may choose to hide all Course Navigation links except for Modules. If other Course Navigation links are not available, your instructor wants you to navigate the course using Modules.
In Course Navigation, click the Modules link.
In Modules, you can view all the modules in your course. Modules are organized by order of progression.
Modules house the content items within each module.
To expand or collapse all modules, click the Expand All/Collapse All button .
To expand or collapse individual modules, click the module Expand or Collapse arrows .
If you choose to collapse or expand one or more modules, the Modules Index Page retains the state of each module.
Your instructor may lock a module until a specified date. Locked modules display a Locked icon  and an unlock date .
Modules can be filled with different types of content. Each module item also includes an icon with its type:
If a module includes requirements, the header shows whether you are supposed to complete all requirements or select one requirement .
Next to the module item, you can view the type of requirement necessary to complete the module item . You must complete all required module items before you can progress to the next module. Some modules may require you to complete the module items in order.
Depending on the module item type, requirements include up to five options:
Module items can also be used to show progression through a module. Modules and/or module items that are not available to you are grayed out.
For any module icon, you can hover over the icon and view the message for the requirement.
Icon meanings may change depending on if your course is using requirements:
Each module contains module items. Each item includes the module item name . Items will display the due date (if any) , and the number of points the assignment is worth . If a To-Do date was added to a non-graded item, the date will display next to the module item .
Note: If your instructor has placed an unpublished quiz in the module, you will not be able to see the points possible or the quiz questions until the quiz has been published.
To begin a module, click the first item in the module.
You can advance through module items or return to previous modules using the progression bar at the bottom of the page. To advance to the next module item, click the Next button . To return to a previous module item, click the Previous button .
You can view the name of the next or previous module item by hovering over the Next or Previous button, respectively.
Note: If your instructor has enabled MasteryPaths for your course and an assignment is processing, the Next button in the modules progression bar indicates that you should refresh the page. This change notifies you about progressing to the next module item.