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2. Publicly viewable course content 

**NOTE: "Public means public to Brown users only, not publicly available to the world"
Note: students can not participate in discussions nor can they submit assignments
  • Visitors have access to left navigation tools (except Grades, People, Chat, and Conferences)
  • Visitors can see Assignment details but cannot submit an Assignment
  • Visitors can view course Files (Docs, PDFs, PowerPoints, images)
  • The course is not searchable by people outside Brown via Google or other search engines. It is only accessible by the direct URL that you provide to the course.
How do I make my course publicly viewable?
  • Log into Canvas:
  • Select your course from the "Courses" top navigation.
  • From the left toolbar, select the "Settings" tool.
  • Under "Course Details", click on the "Edit Course Details" button.
  • Under the "Visibility" option, select the checkbox:
    • "Make this course publicly visible (student data will remain private)"
  • Click on the "Update Course Details" button.
  • You may choose to keep your course publicly viewable. Anyone with the URL can view the course.
    View a video tutorial  of these instructions
For information about publicly viewable Canvas courses, visit the information page