QUICK TIP: The Undelete Trick

Blue arrow - undoDid you know you can see a list of deleted content in a Canvas course, and recover it?

This undocumented feature does not include every change made in a course, but most items can be restored from the hidden ‘undelete’ page:

Here’s how to find it:

  1. On the home page of any course, note the URL.
    EXAMPLE:
    Undelete trick - URL 1
     
  2. Add ‘/undelete’ to the end of the URL, hit Enter
    EXAMPLE:
    Undelete trick - URL 2

The Restore Deleted Items page will display a list of items in chronological order, including a restore button used to recover deleted content.

8 Responses to “QUICK TIP: The Undelete Trick”

  1. Dana Daniell says:

    This little trick, or for me a lifesaver at times when I mistakenly delete something that I want to use again somewhere. Thank you for your tips and help. You guys are great.

  2. Beth Dunn says:

    Great tip!!
    Thanks so much

  3. Christie Trolinger says:

    I like the weekly Quick Tip idea. Thank you!

  4. Carrie Roberson says:

    Appreciate this tip! Looking forward to other time savers and tricks to enhance our ability to instruct online :)
    Appreciatively… Carrie

  5. Linda Fischer says:

    Ditto; what they said! Marvelous tip keep up the great work!

  6. Michael Matiasek says:

    Wow! How far back will it go?

  7. Susan Krug says:

    Thank You!
    I actually deleted something I didn’t want to delete. You saved me!

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