How to Recover Deleted Content in Canvas

Did you accidentally delete something in Canvas? If so, you may be able to recover it. Here is what to do:

  1. From within your Canvas course, go to the URL area of your browser and look for the course ID number. This is a six-digit number that comes after the ""
  2. Once you've located the course ID number, remove everything in the address following it except for the backslash (/) and type in the word undelete. The new URL will look something like this:
  3. Press Return or Enter on your keyboard.
  4. A series of recently deleted items will appear and give you the option to restore.

The button to restore deleted items in Canvas. It is a gray box with the word restore within.

According to the Canvas community forums, this command is not fully supported and does not work 100% of the time.

If something is not showing up on the restore page, it's best to submit a ticket as there may be additional things the technical support team can do. Contact or click on the Help button in the bottom left-hand area of the global navigation menu when you're in Canvas.

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