Canvas Update–Draft state and Publishing

In July, Canvas had a feature update, Draft State, that changed the user interface. You may notice slight differences on some of your Canvas Screens.  Draft State will allow you to Publish (show) or Unpublish (hide) specific content items in your courses without having to set a release date.  For an overview of Draft State and the affected tools, click on the link below to view a 4 minute video.

Canvas Draft State Overview

For specific instructions on Draft State in each of the affected tools, please refer to the following guides:

How to use Draft State in Modules
How to use Draft State in Pages
How to use Draft State in Discussions
How to use Draft State in Quizzes
How to use Draft State in Assignments

If you have any questions about Draft State, please contact the Helpdesk at 401-341-7777 option 2, or email [email protected].