Canvas Dashboard

  • Dashboard: displays a grid of Course Cards [1]. Click a Course Card to access a class site, or click course activity icons to view recent course-specific Announcements, Grades, Discussions, or Files [2].

  • Canvas Navigation: Look to the Global Navigation menu on the left side of any page for links to all Course sites [3], Canvas Account [4] information , and other global Canvas tools, like the Calendar and Inbox. Grades are on the right side of the Dashboard page.

  • Courses: Select Course Cards by clicking Courses [3], then All Courses. Click the Star icon for a course to display as a course card on the Canvas dashboard.

  • Help: Report a problem, call, or chat with Canvas support using the Help [5] icon in the Global Navigation menu.

Course Sites

  1. Course Navigation is on the left.

  2. Instructor Actions are on the right.

  3. Edit and Save/Publish are on the right.

Display or hide course cards

  1. In the Global Navigation menu on the left, click Courses, then click All Courses.
  2. Select the star next to a course title to display that course's card on the Dashboard. Clear the star to hide the card.

Customize course card color and nickname

  1. To change a course card's color, or to give it a nickname, click the Edit icon in the upper right corner of the card.
  2. To give the course a nickname, enter a name in the Nickname box. Only you see nicknames that you give courses.
  3. To change the color of the course card, select a color.
  4. Click Apply.

Organize course tool icons on course cards

  1. Course cards can display icons for Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, and Files. These icons link to their respective course tools in the course site.
  2. An icon is displayed if:
    1. you choose to show the respective course tool in the Course Navigation menu, and
    2. you create at least one item of that course tool
  3. To learn how to show or hide course tools in the Course Navigation menu, click here.
    Note: The course tool icons are shown in the order they appear in your Course Navigation menu.

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