How do I navigate a Canvas course as an instructor?
A Canvas course is divided into six main sections.
To help you learn how to navigate a Canvas course, this lesson uses a course that has already been populated. To learn how to build a new course, visit the create a new course shell lesson.
Canvas Course Navigation Overview
There are six main sections in a Canvas course:
- Course Navigation
- Global Navigation
- Breadcrumb Navigation
- Content Area
- Help Corner
Global Navigation Menu
The Breadcrumbs appear above the main body of the page. Breadcrumbs leave a trail that help you see where you have navigated to inside a Canvas course. Follow these links backward to visit parent pages. Click the house icon at the far left of the Breadcrumbs to move all the way back to the User Dashboard.
The content of the course will be displayed in the Content Area. The content can be a page, the syllabus, discussions, announcements, quizzes, or imported content.