My homepage has a link to the syllabus on it. When I press this button, I get a sample syllabus. How do I get it to point to my real syllabus
Jay, without knowing for sure, I suspect your school has provided you with a template for your course home page that they expect you to customize, which is most likely why you're getting a sample syllabus when you click on the link. To change the link so that it directs to your own syllabus, you will need to upload your syllabus to the course and create a new link to it and/or replace the link to the sample syllabus with a link of your own. You can upload the syllabus file to your Files space or you can upload it "on the fly," as it were.
Here are some instructions to inserting a file in a Canvas page using the Rich Content Editor and the Insert Content into the Page panel:
How do I upload a file to a course?
How do I create a file link in a page in a course?
And if you want to get fancy , you can even set the syllabus file to automatically preview on the page. This lesson from the Canvas Guides will explain how to do that:
How do I set the auto-open for inline preview for files using the Rich Content Editor?
Actually, I am using one of the course templates that I found on Canvas
Jay A. Siegel, Ph.D.
Consultant in Forensic Science
Emeritus Professor of Forensic Science - Michigan State University
On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 12:01 PM, Stefanie Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jay: Great! That explains why the link directs to a sample syllabus. You should be able to replace the file with your own syllabus file by following the instructions I posted earlier. And to avoid any future confusion, I'd recommend that you navigate back to the Files space and delete the sample syllabus that was included in the course template after you've completed the customization process.
If you are using the built in syllabus tool, you can edit it by following these instructions:
How do I edit the Syllabus description in a course?
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