How to Publish a Canvas Course


This tutorial will walk you through how to publish a current Canvas course. A course is not available to students until you publish it. Once you publish your course you CANNOT unpublish it.

What you need to know before you start:

Begin Tutorial

  1. Log into your Canvas account:
  2. Select from your courses menu the course you want to publish.
  3. On right hand side of the screen click button that says “Course Setup Checklist” 
  4. The setup checklist will appear in a window at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Click the Publish Course link to open the option of publishing your course.
  6. Click the Publish Course button
  7. Tip: You can also publish the course by clicking the published link at the top of the content window 
  8. A message will appear at the top of your screen confirming the publishing of your course.