By default, course cards are automatically added by Canvas and display up to 20 courses. However, you can manage courses on the Dashboard by customizing the course list and manually selecting your favorite courses.
Before You Start
- When you are enrolled in more than one Canvas course, you can customize the active courses you want to show in your Course list. Courses you want to show on your Dashboard and in the Courses drop-down menu are called favorite courses. You can favorite any published course that appears in the All Courses section on the course list page.
- When no courses are favorited, the courses list automatically displays up to 20 courses alphabetically in the course menu. However, once you have selected at least one course as a favorite, only your favorite courses will appear on your Dashboard.
- You may still be able to view your past enrollments after courses have concluded. However, favorited courses are not automatically removed as a favorite. If a past enrollment course still shows as a favorite, you can unfavorite the course by toggling the star icon from the course list.
- If a course is unpublished (and you are allowed to view unpublished courses before the course start date) you cannot favorite the course. If you hover over a star icon for an unpublished or concluded course, you can view a message indicating that the course cannot be added as a favorite.
Selecting Course Favorites for your Dashboard
Video Step-by-Step Available at Canvas: Updating Your Dashboard on Ensemble.
- In Global Navigation, click the Courses link , then click the All Courses link .
- To favorite a course, click the star next to a course . Courses with filled stars show the course is a favorite .
Set a short nickname for each of your courses – in some menus and dashboards, similar classes will be hard to distinguish if you can only see the first several characters of the course name! (e.g. 201709-CHEM-119-0...)
Related Self Help Guides
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Geneseo Resources for OSCQR — The Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric is a customizable and flexible tool for online course quality review. This Geneseo guide highlights resources needed to ensure the standards are met in your courses.
Creating a Home Page with Auto-open Syllabus Preview — The Course Home Page is the first view your students will see when they enter your course. For the Course Home Page, you can customize a page from your course Pages and have it display as the Course Home Page. You can also include your Syllabus in an auto-open inline preview.
Re-open a Completed Course For a Subset of Students to Manage an Incomplete — Allow access to one student (or a small group) to complete work in a Canvas course after the semester has ended.
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