What will I find in the Sidebar?

Depending on the course navigation link you are viewing, the sidebar will look different. This lesson shows the sidebar for a course home page with a page the teacher designed.

View the Sidebar

The Sidebar is located on the right hand side of your Canvas course.

Note: Depending on how the course is set up, some other sidebar possibilities are the to do list, recent feedback, and other items. Students can also see what is coming up for the course in the sidebar.

View Course Tools

View Course Tools

In the course tools section of the sidebar, you can:

  1. Change the course home page layout by clicking the Choose Home Page link
  2. See the recent activity in the course by clicking the View Course Stream link
  3. Open the course checklist by clicking on the Course Setup Checklist link
  4. Create a new announcements by clicking the New Announcement link
  5. Access analytics for your course by clicking the View Course Analytics link

Note: You have to have permission to view analytics.

View To Do List

View To Do List

The To Do section of the sidebar lists all the assignments that need to be graded. It will show the assignment title [1] and how many need to be graded [2].

View Coming Up

View Coming Up

The Coming Up section will give you a list of activities coming up in the course schedule.

View Recent Feedback

View Recent Feedback

The Recent Feedback section of the sidebar lists recent feedback from the course.

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