Convert an HTML File to a Page

Last updated on November 1, 2021

When a course is imported from Blackboard to Canvas, the content is formatted as HTML files. Converting these HTML files to Canvas Pages increases the functionality and visual appeal of the content. For example, unlike an HTML file, a Page can easily be edited from within Canvas (no downloading and re-uploading necessary), and your content will automatically adopt the clean style Canvas provides.

Note: These instructions apply to the situation where HTML files are listed within a course Module after migration from Blackboard. However, the same idea could be applied to turning Word documents, PowerPoints, and other files into Canvas Pages (refer to the “Create a Page in Canvas” tutorial for more).


  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 Name of the HTML file.
  7. Click and drag to Highlight all of the Text in the file.
  8. Copy the Text.
  9. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
  10. Scroll to the Module you’d like to add a page to.
  11. Click the + Button next to the name of the Module.
  12. Select Page from the drop-down menu.
  13. Click [New Page].
  14. Type a Title for your page in the Page Name box.
  15. Click Add Item.
  16. Click the Name of the page you created in the module.
  17. Click Edit.
  18. Paste the Text in the second, larger box.
  19. Read through your Document. Notice the formatting and make any necessary changes.
  20. Click Save.
  21. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
  22. Scroll to the correct Module.
  23. Click the More Options Menu (three vertical dots) next to the HTML file you are replacing.
  24. Select Remove.