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Add Content to Modules

Last updated on October 26, 2022

Modules are an excellent way to organize your online course. After you have created a Module, you can add content, such as assignments, pages, discussions, quizzes, files, and resources from external tools, to the Module. Consider whether you want to create modules based on week, unit, theme, or some other method.

Note: Follow the steps below to add Pages to a module, then check out the tutorial “Use the Rich Content Editor to Modify Text, Insert Links, Attach Files, and Connect Apps” to learn more about using pages. You can also view tutorials on how to add assignments, quizzes, discussions, and more to your modules through their respective sections on this website.


  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Click the + (Plus) icon to the right of the Module title.
  7. Select the type of item you want to add to the Module from the drop-down menu (options include assignment, quiz, file, page, discussion, text header, and external links/tools).
    • To create a new item:
      1. Click “New [Item Type].”
      2. Type the item’s name in the box.
      3. Click Add Item.
    • To add an existing item:
      1. Click the item’s name.
      2. Click Add Item
  8. Click and drag on the Eight-dots icon to the left of an item’s name to reorder the item as needed.