Adding / Removing Courses to Your Dashboard

If you’re registered for a course, and it’s within two weeks before the term starts, you should have access to the course in Canvas.

New courses may not appear on your Canvas dashboard automatically. If this is the case, follow these steps to add a course to your Dashboard. Also included are instructions for removing a course from your Dashboard. As a reminder, non-online Nursing students receive access to a course in Canvas two weeks before a term starts.

To add a course to your Dashboard

1. Log in to Canvas.
2. Click Courses from the left-hand navigation menu.
3. Click All Courses.
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4. Click the gray star next to the course you want added to your Dashboard. The star turns gold, and appears on your Dashboard. Typically, if you don’t have any courses favorited / starred in Canvas, they all appear on your Dashboard. Once you click the star next to one course, only favorited / starred courses appear on your Dashboard. Favorite / star settings will be reflected on the Canvas iPad app.
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To remove a course from your Dashboard

1. Log in to Canvas.
2. Click Courses from the left-hand navigation menu.
3. Click All Courses.
4. Click the gold star next to the course you want removed from your Dashboard. The star turns gray, and no longer appears on your Dashboard.

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Canvas Quick Tip: Course Card Customization

In canvas, course cards on your dashboard represent courses you’re enrolled in either as a faculty member or student. You can change the nickname and color of each card by clicking the gear icon on the card. Once finished customizing your course cards, click Apply.
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The sidebar also supports course nicknames. Once you create a nickname for a course, it appears with all associated assignments or events. Once you click Apply to save your nickname, refresh the page for the change to take effect.
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In addition, a new item indicator appears for new announcements, discussions, assignments, files, and graded items.

As always, please contact LDT with questions about Canvas.

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