Manage Course Details
As an instructor, you can manage the details in a Canvas course. The Course Settings page may allow you to manage the course identification details, course Dashboard image, Blueprint information (if any), file storage data, course grading scheme, course license, course visibility, course format, and other options available for the course.
1. In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.
2. Click the Course Details tab.
View Course Identification
The first section of Course Details shows you an overview of your course, including the course name  and course code . You are able to change your course name and code to better organization how your courses are displayed.
To change your course time zone, use the Time Zone drop-down menu .
You can view the SIS ID/Course ID for the course . You can also view the assigned subaccount for the course .
The Course Details page also shows the status of the course, published or unpublished .
View Course Image
You can add or replace the course image to a course card in the Dashboard.
View Blueprint Course
Your Course Details tab indicates whether the course has been enabled as a blueprint course and displays Yes or No .
If your course is associated with a blueprint course, your Course Details tab indicates the name of the blueprint course . The course name also includes the course ID as a reference (e.g. courses/XXX). If you have been enrolled in the blueprint course as an instructor or TA, the name of the blueprint course will contain a link to access the blueprint course.
Most commonly, your course will be associated with a blueprint course and you can only manage unlocked content in your course. If your course is a blueprint course, you can lock and sync course content to associated courses.
View Course Dates
Courses are assigned to the Default Term or a specific term . By default, your students will be able to participate in the course within the term dates . Term dates are defaulted to open a week before the first day; however, if the course is still unpublished students will still be unable to access the course.
Also by default, students are restricted from viewing course before term start date  but instructors can determine if they are restricted from viewing (read-only state) the course after term end dates .
Note: If a course participation end date is set to midnight, a warning message displays.
You can set a specific language for your course. By default the language is set to Not set, English (US). Selecting a language for your course will override user language preferences and is only recommended for foreign language courses.
View File Storage
You can view the storage file size allowed in your course. File storage consists of all files in course files and assignment submissions. Each course or organization has a storage limit of 2 GB.
- Canvas course imports count against course quotas. If a course import fails, verify the size of the file against your course file storage quota.
- Storage limits will not be adjusted. To preserve your storage limit be sure upload your audio and videos to Kaltura and embed them into your course. Additionally, store large documents, images, powerpoints with images and videos in your Google Drive where you can enjoy unlimited storage with your VCU apps account. You can then embed them into your course as well.
- Copied Canvas courses and course items do not count against course file storage quotas. You can copy existing Canvas courses and course items from the original course into your new course without impacting your course file storage quota.
Large Course Settings
You can enable the option to launch SpeedGrader filtered by student group in your course. When this setting is enabled, you must choose a student group when opening SpeedGrader. This setting is disabled by default.
View Grading Schema
You can enable a grading scheme for your course. A grading scheme is a set of criteria that measures varying levels of achievement in a course. You can also view the current existing grading scheme, if any. This setting is disabled by default.
You can view the license for your course. By default all content is considered private and copyrighted, but you can also release your content to the public domain or choose a Creative Commons license. When making your course public, you will most likely want to set a license for your course.
View File Usage Rights
You can view the file copyright setting for your course. If this option is enabled, usage right information must be selected for all course files before they can be published. This setting is disabled by default.
You can view any visibility settings for your course. Each visibility option is independent of the others. You can customize course visibility, customize content visibility, and include the course in the public course index.
You can set the format for your course in the Format menu. This setting specifies the intended format of the course. To change the course format, click the format drop-down menu.
If your course is part of the public course index, you can include a description for your course in the description field.
View More Options
You can change more options in your course by clicking the More Options link .
You can grant additional course privileges for students by selecting the appropriate checkbox :
- Show recent announcements on the course home page by clicking the Show recent announcements on course home page checkbox. Disabled by default.
- Allow students to attach files to discussion replies by clicking the Let students attach files to Discussions checkbox. Enabled by default.*
- Allow students to create new discussion topics by clicking the Let students create Discussion Topics checkbox. Enabled by default.*
- Allow students to edit or delete their own discussion posts by clicking the Let students edit or delete their own discussion posts checkbox. Enabled by default.*
- Allow students to create their own student groups by clicking the Let students organize their own groups checkbox. Enabled by default.
- Hide student grade totals in the grades page by clicking the Hide totals in student grades summary checkbox. Disabled by default.
- Hide the grade distribution graphs in the grades page by clicking the Hide grade distribution graphs from students checkbox. Disabled by default.
- Disable comments on announcements by clicking the Disable comments on announcements checkbox.* (Depending on your institution's preference, this option may already be selected for you.)
- Allow students to edit course pages by default by selecting the Edit course pages drop-down menu.*
- If the Content Security Policy is enabled in an account, admins can disable the Content Security Policy for a course by clicking the Disable Content Security Policy checkbox. If the box is checked, the policy is disabled for this course.
* These options can also be selected from the feature's index page.