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Introduction

Blog Post: Canvas Dashboard Views Explained

Blog Post: Canvas Dashboard Views Explained

Your Canvas dashboard is the first page you see when you login. There are three different views which can be enabled depending on how you would like information to be displayed.

Card View

This is probably the most useful view, and shows your course enrolments as separate cards. You can favourite courses so that they appear on your dashboard – this also means that you can also remove old courses by removing the favourite option. The card view dashboard also displays items in your To-do and recent feedback and grades.

New notifications appear at the bottom of the card, alongside notifications for announcements, assignments and discussions.

We recommend this view to get the most out of your online Canvas experience.

This image displays your Canvas Dashboard in Card View
This image displays your Canvas Dashboard in Card View

Favouriting Courses

To favourite your courses:

  • Click on the Courses icon in the main menu
  • Click on All Courses
  • Select the courses you want to favourite by clicking in the star

List View

List view displays all course to-do items in chronological order. It allows you to add new to-do items to your list and view your grades. Today’s items appear first, but if you scroll up you will notice previous activities.

This image displays your Canvas Dashboard in List View
This image displays your Canvas Dashboard in List View

Recent Activity

This view displays all recent activity for all courses, displaying notifications for any assignments or discussions you have participated in. There’s also a panel that allows you to see your To-do list and recent feedback and grades.

This image displays your Canvas Dashboard in Recent Activity View
This image displays your Canvas Dashboard in Recent Activity View

To Change your View:

Click on the options menu (the one with the three dots) when viewing the Dashboard page and select your new view. You can change your view at any time.

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