Restoring Deleted Items in Canvas

Canvas @ Yale does not have a dedicated "recycle" or "trash" tool where you can recover / restore items that have been deleted. However, there is a function that can be used by users to restore some items that have been deleted, whether intentional or accidental.

This function to restore deleted items is not a perfect repository of information deleted on your Canvas site. You may not be able to find every item (i.e. Quiz, Announcement, Assignment, Discussion, File, etc.) here to restore. If you need assistance with restoring something, you can also reach out to canvas@yale.edu.

Every course site in Canvas has a unique URL. By adding the phrase "/undelete" at the end of the URL in your address bar, you will be brought to a list of recently deleted items which can be restored.

Course URL: https://yale.instructure.com/courses/71791

Restore URL: https://yale.instructure.com/courses/71791/undelete

  1. Navigate to your course and add the "/undelete" phrase to the end of the URL in the address bar as demonstrated above.
    1. This will take you the "Restore Deleted Items" page.
  2. Click "restore" next to the items you want to restore.

  For more help, please contact canvas@yale.edu.