Create Pages that are Editable for Students

Last updated on November 1, 2021

Pages within Canvas create a visually dynamic and editable place to present your lectures, videos, and content without losing any important context. Pages can be easily placed within modules to create an efficient movement for students from topic to topic. They can also be assigned as a to-do item for students.

Typically, pages are static on the student’s end, allowing them to view the page and respond, but not edit. Canvas has, however, included an option for allowing students to edit a page, which could be useful in facilitating collaborative work in your course.


  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. Scroll to the Module you’d like to add a page to.
  7. Click the + Button next to the name of the Module.
  8. Select Page from the drop-down menu.
  9. Click [New Page].
  10. Type Title for your page in the Page Name box.
  11. Click Add Item.
  12. Click the Name of the page you created in the module.
  13. Click Edit.
  14. Type the Text in the second, larger box.
    • Note: You can also add links, images, videos, and other resources in this section. To learn more, view the “Use the Rich Content Editor” tutorial.
  15. Click the drop-down menu next to Options.
  16. Click Students and Teachers can edit this page role section.
  17. Click the checkbox next to Add to student to-do if you would like this to appear in the list of activities students must do in the class.
    • Enter a Date and Time for students to make their edits by if you select this option.
  18. Click Save.