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How to Recover Deleted Items

Have you ever had that sick feeling after having accidentally deleted something in Canvas? There is a helpful Canvas trick that allows you to recover items by simply typing “/undelete” at the end of the course URL. Next time you delete something and realize you need it back, give it a try!*

Instructor frustrated because she accidentally deleted something

How to Steps

  1. Go to the main course page
  2. Locate the URL
    Example: https://canvas.ou.edu/courses/123456
  3. At the end of the URL, type /undelete
    Example: https://canvas.ou.edu/courses/123456/undelete
  4. Once you hit enter you will see a list of restorable items

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*Please note this trick is not always a 100% fix. If you aren’t able to locate the item you’ve deleted contact Canvas Support using the Help button in Canvas.

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