In order for students to receive Announcements, Inbox messages,or to see your course, the course must be PUBLISHED in Canvas.

Canvas tip: Your course must be published to send Announcements or use the Inbox for your course.

There are three layers of publishing. Please follow the links for instructions.

Publish the COURSE

Publish the MODULES

Publish individual ACTIVITIES (Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Pages)

If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk at


Visual description of where to click to publish assignments, modules, and the course