how do I delete the syllabus and add updated one?
He Denise Boyd Welcome to the worldwide Canvas Community. I see that you joined us in November, but this appears to be your first post here.
The answer depends on how your presented your syllabus. If you linked to a file that contains your older syllabus, it is actually quite easy to replace it if the updated syllabus has the exact same file name as the older one. You can upload the replacement file to your FILES area (as outlined here: How do I upload a file to a course? ). If the updated file has, again, the exact same name, Canvas should prompt you to replace it, as shown on the screen capture on the page I linked to under the Replace Duplicate File heading. Click Replace, and the link that you had originally will continue to work without any further editing on your part, since it will now be pointed to your new, updated syllabus.
Otherwise, if there is a different file name, you will want to head back to the page you had it on and re-edit it, complete with uploading the new file, similar to what is covered here: How do I create a file link in a page in a course? You will, however, want to head back to your Files area and remove the older syllabus to avoid any possible student confusion. (Details here: How do I delete a file or folder as an instructor? )
I hope this helps, Denise!
Hi Denise Boyd
If you are talking about just the Syllabus Description, as Ken Black said, it really depends on how your syllabus description is currently displayed. In General, you can learn more at How do I edit the Syllabus description in a course? I actually developed an HTML syllabus I upload through the HTLM Editor. I designed it to essentially be fill-in-the-blank so that I can make any revisions by just typing in the Rich Content Editor. The guide I provided will also describe how to update your syllabus if it was created using the RCE to word-process your syllabus in the Syllabus Description pane.
Another nice tip is to embed a GoogleDoc. Then you can simply update your syllabus description at its home in Google Drive, and the changes are automatically reflected wherever it is embedded. This is handy if you are teaching more than one section that is using the same syllabus.
If you are talking about the Course Summary section of the Syllabus content area, this updates automatically as you revise your assignments and due dates.
I hope that the help Ken and I provided works for you,
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