October 6, 2015 FAC/STAFF

Canvas Tip of the Week: Changing a Course Home Page

The Course Home Page is the first page that students see when they enter a course (or when they click the Home link on the Course Navigation bar). As an instructor, you can select what to display as a course’s Home Page from the following five choices.

– Course Activity Stream (default)
– Pages Front Page (Front page must be set first)
– Course Modules
– Assignments List
– Syllabus

To change the Home Page of a course from the (default) Course Activity Stream, click on the Choose Home Page button located on the right-hand sidebar. This will bring up the Home Page selection panel. Select an option, click Save, and that’s it! Your homepage will automatically update to reflect your change. Note: You must set a Front Page before selecting the Pages Front Page option. Additionally, only Published pages can be set as the Front Page.

To learn more about Canvas and other technologies that can be used to enhance teaching and learning, please contact the Center for Digital Media (CDM) at extension 4930 or cdm@jcu.edu or visit our website at http://sites.jcu.edu/cdm.