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How Do I Restore a Deleted Item in My Course?

Oops! A page, a quiz, or a discussion gets deleted from your course in Canvas, and you still need it. You may be able to simply restore your recently deleted items with a neat little Canvas hack. 

How to Restore Deleted Content

  1. Go to your course homepage.

    screenshot of URL


  2. In your browser's address bar, add /undelete to the end of the URL, and hit the return key.

    screenshot of URL with undelete


  3. From this page, select "Restore" next to any items you want to retrieve.

    screenshot of restore button

This trick can only restore files in certain circumstances, so if you need help or have more questions about restoring content in your course, contact Teaching and Learning Excellence at




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