Audience: Franklin University faculty accessing courses in Canvas.
Disclaimer: The results and functionality of the following article only apply to the audience listed above.
The Dashboard acts as the Home Page that you first see when logging into Canvas. The Dashboard displays tons of information, such as your course tiles with activity notifications, assignments that need grading, and upcoming assignments/events. You can also change how your courses display, so read more below to learn how it works.
For a more detailed article on this topic, check out Canvas's articles here.
How to Use the Dashboard
The Dashboard is your Canvas Home Page, which appears every time you log in. The first things you will see are your course tiles, the To-Do list on the far, right-hand side of the screen, and upcoming assignments/events.
Each course tile displays 4 notification icons that show how many submissions, announcements, discussions, and files have been shared or uploaded in the course.
The To-Do List displays all of the things you need to do for all courses. This helps you know which assignments need to be graded next, but it does not necessarily mean the item is coming up soon.
The Coming Up section below displays upcoming assignments that will be due within the next 7 days.
If you would like to change the view from tiles to a list view, you can click the 3 dot icon at the top of the page and choose List View or Recent Activity to change the view.
Now that you know the basics of the Dashboard, you can check out all of the features this page offers by finding an article below. Click a link below to view Canvas's article on the subject:
- Using the Dashboard
- Editing How Course Tiles Display
- Using the To Do List
- Viewing Recent Activity for All Courses
- Viewing Grades from the Dashboard