Modules: Sequencing Items for Guided Learning (Feature Highlight)

The Feature Highlights series shares information about neat and useful things users can do with Canvas features. Please email Courseware Support at if you have any questions about the features discussed in this series.

Guide Learning Outside the Classroom with Modules

In addition to their usefulness for chunking content, modules are perhaps the best tool in Canvas for guided learning.


When you use module-item sequencing, you control the order in which students work with content based on criteria you set.

Module-item-sequence example

Canvas prevents students from breaking the sequence by deactivating links until the preceding criterion for each item is met.

Student view of a module with sequenced items.

Please click on the following link for instructions on how to set up a sequenced-item module:

How do I require students to move through each Module item in order?

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Last Updated: 14 Apr 2015

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