Using the Canvas Dashboard

The Canvas Dashboard serves as the central hub where students and instructors can access course materials, assignments, and communication tools. The Canvas Dashboard is the first thing you will see upon logging into Canvas. By default, the Dashboard displays a set of course cards, these course cards represent a specific course and includes information such as the course title and term. The course cards displayed on your Dashboard will be your active enrollments and your favorite courses. 

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Accessing the Dashboard

You can access the Dashboard at any time by selecting Dashboard on the global navigation. 

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Customizing the Dashboard

You can customize your Dashboard by choosing the order and color of your course cards. You can also change the display to List view. You can find additional information about customizing your Dashboard on the Canvas Support page, How do I use the Dashboard?

Selecting Favorite Courses

One Dashboard feature is using Course Favorites. The Course Favorites feature allows users to prioritize and easily access specific courses. You can favorite any published course that appears in the course list page under All Courses. When no courses are selected as favorites, the courses list automatically displays up to 20 courses alphabetically in the drop-down menu. However, once you have selected at least one course as a favorite, only your favorite courses will appear in the Courses list.

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To access a comprehensive list of all enrolled courses, users can navigate to the Courses tab in the global navigation menu. By selecting Courses, a pull out menu will appear with an option at the top to reads All Courses. The All Courses page will list your courses in categories, making it easy to identify current enrollments, past enrollments, and future enrollments.

To favorite a course select the star icon next to the course title. The star will then be colored in when a course is listed as a favorite.

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For additional information on selecting favorite courses please see the Canvas guide, How do I view my favorite courses in the Card View Dashboard?