Introducing the New User Interface for Canvas!

Beginning Saturday, June 11, you’ll notice that Canvas has a new look. These changes are intended to make Canvas easier to use on a wide range of screen sizes.

The Dashboard and Global Navigation have the most changes. Click the image for the visual tutorial.
The Dashboard and Global Navigation have the most changes. Click the image for the visual tutorial.
From within a course you can hide/display the course menu – handy from within Grades! Click the image for the visual tutorial.
From within a course you can hide/display the course menu – handy from within Grades! Click the image for the visual tutorial.

 

Some of the changes include:

  • Global Navigation: Main navigation has moved from the top of the screen to the left side. The Logout button is located under Account.
  • Dashboard:  After logging in you will see new Course Cards that you can use as a shortcut to your favorite or “starred” courses. Recent Activity for a course is displayed on the bottom of the Course Card, while global Recent Activity can be viewed by clicking the toggle near the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • Courses List: Access your full courses list by clicking the Courses button in the Global Navigation bar (now on the left side of the screen) and selecting All Courses.
  • Course Navigation Menu: Hide or display your view of the course menu by clicking the new blue icon in the upper left corner. This new feature is very useful to display the course menu while in Grades. The course menu will be hidden by default on a mobile device or in a narrow browser.

Questions?  Please contact your unit’s Canvas Support:

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