How Can I Get a Deleted Item Back in Canvas?

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Sometimes you’re working in Canvas, decide to remove an item from your course only to later realize either you did actually want the item in your course or you accidentally deleted the wrong item. Before you panic or start stressing, Canvas does make it easy to restore most items (and it’ll even try to restore the student data)!  

Go to the Canvas course where you want to restore an item. At the end of the URL, add “/undelete” – it should be right after the course id number. Your URL should look like the following:

Canvas will take you to a “Restore Deleted Items” page that lists the items you can bring back. Scroll through the list and find your item. Canvas lists the item name, item type, and the item’s created/last updated dates to help you find what you need. Once you’ve confirmed you’ve found the correct item, click the “restore” button.  

If you run into issues while using this process or can’t find the item you’re looking for, please contact Canvas support! They’ll be able to help you solve the problem.  

If you have questions about this or other topics on the blog, please leave a comment on the post or send us an email at We’d love to assist you.  

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