Canvas Course Design

Syllabus Design Model

The Syllabus in Canvas, when used in combination with the Calendar, makes it possible to deliver content through the creation of events with linked content and date-based assessments.


  • Events are automatically created for assessments associated with a due date.
  • In the Calendar simply drag and drop an event to change the due date.


  • Calendar events must be created manually for the delivery of files and pages.
  • Content is available as soon as the event is posted unless the item has been locked/made unavailable at the file, page, or assessment level.

About the Syllabus

Calendar Overview