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Set Up Course Cards on the Canvas Dashboard

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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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