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Canvas Template Re-applied

On Friday March 2, 2018 at approximately 9:30 am, a Canvas process ran that inadvertently impacted 290 spring 2018 courses in Canvas. The instructors of the courses impacted received an email which let them know what had happened and what steps to take correct this issue.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

Courses Impacted

Items Affected in Impacted Course That Need to be Checked / Adjusted

In most cases, instructors can quickly check and adjust these settings themselves. Instructors can also work with their College Canvas Coordinator or Central CSU Support.

Items In Your Course That Need To Be Checked / Adjusted:

Grading Scheme:

The grading scheme in the course was set back to the CSU default scheme.

Action To Take:
If you had changed / turned off the grading scheme in your Canvas course, change the scheme back to the one you would like to use – see “Select Grading Scheme” 
Select a course grading scheme

Built In Course Syllabus

For the Syllabus Tool on the left course menu, the top portion of the syllabus was reset to a blank state.

Action To Take:
Re link to your syllabus file.
If you had typed in your syllabus information, you can login to the Canvas TEST instance, to see your course as it was on February 17, 2018.
From that system you can copy your syllabus text, and paste it into your Live Canvas course syllabus.

Home Page

The home page was reset to display course activity.

Action To Take:
Reset your course Home page to the original page you selected.
Choose Canvas Home page

Left Course Navigation

Navigation was reset to the standard navigation.

Action To Take:
Rearrange the left course navigation back to the way you would like.
How to manage Left course navigation links


We are very sorry that this incident occurred and impacted your course.
If you have any questions, please contact us at