Canvas is updating how content is published in modules – and simplifying the process for publishing/unpublishing multiple items in their June 17 release.
Previously, instructors would need to set the published/unpublished status on each module and each item within a module. So, if they wanted to unpublish an entire module to work on it, they would need to unpublish each item individually, then republish each item when they finished. Now with this update, the status of an entire module and its items can be changed at once!
To use this new feature, click the drop-down publish/unpublish button for a module. You’ll see three items in this new menu – publish module and all items, publish module only, and unpublish module and all items.
Canvas has also adjusted how the green published checkmark displays if a published assignment is unable to be unpublished. If a student has submitted work, the published icon will be a more muted green to indicate the assignment cannot be unpublished.
If you have questions, Canvas Support can help! You can contact them via chat through the “help” menu in Canvas or via phone by calling x7905 and selecting option 1.