How can I customize Canvas navigation and settings?


What It Is:

Navigational tab in your course where you can customize course settings. Five tabs within Settings unlock keys to your course options.

 Why It's Awesome:

  • Course Details tab (commonly used settings)
    • Add Course Image - customize the course image that you would like to display for students in your course card. 
    • Show recent announcements on Course home page - allows you to enable this feature, along with how many announcements to show (up to 15.)
    • Let students attach files to Discussions can be enabled/disabled here.
    • Let students edit/delete Discussion posts can be enabled/disabled here.
    • Disable comments on Announcements can be enabled/disabled here.
  • Navigation
    • Instructors have the ability to customize and organize course navigation menu items, making the student experience cleaner and more streamlined.
  • Apps
    • Depending on your institution's Canvas settings, you may have the ability to add Apps, also called External Tools or LTIs.
  • Feature Options
    • Additional opt-in Canvas feature options can be enabled here for your course. Stay up-to-date with the newest updates and features.

Ways to Make It More Awesome:

  • Changing the language settings for your course can be done in the Course Settings too; whatever language you select will flow down to all enrolled in the course.

Explore these Canvas Guides for more info:

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  • Last Updated May 04, 2023
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  • Answered By Sophie Theiss

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