How do I customize my Courses list?

When you are enrolled in more than one Canvas course, you can customize the active courses you want to show in your Course list. Courses you want to show in the Courses drop-down menu are called favorite courses. You can favorite any published course that appears in the My Courses section on the course list page. Course favorites also display in the Dashboard.

When no courses are favorited, the courses list automatically displays up to 12 courses alphabetically in the drop-down menu. However, once you have selected at least one course as a favorite, only your favorite courses will appear in the Courses list.

Note: Courses are always listed alphabetically; you cannot reorder your courses manually.

Open Courses

Open Courses

In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the All Courses link [2].

Manage Courses

To favorite a course, click the star next to a course [1]. Courses with yellow stars show the course is a favorite [2]. You can favorite up to 12 courses.

In the Dashboard, any courses you have with an instructor role will be listed first, followed by TA roles and any other custom instructor-based roles. Your courses with student roles are listed last.

Note: After you have manually favorited at least one course, Canvas automatically favorites any new published course enrollments for you.

View Unpublished Courses

If a course is unpublished, and students are allowed to view unpublished courses before the course start date, students cannot favorite the course [1]. Students can hover over a star icon for an unpublished or concluded course and view a message indicating that the course cannot be added as a favorite. However, instructors can favorite unpublished courses [2].

View Past Enrollments

Depending on course configuration, some favorited courses may still display the favorite icon even after the course has ended. If a past enrollment course shows the favorite icon, users can unfavorite the course by toggling the star icon.