What is Course Navigation?

Course Navigation is a series of links on the left side of your screen that help you get to where you want to go inside of a Canvas course.

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What is Course Navigation?

What is Course Navigation?

When you create a new course, by default, you will see fourteen links:

  • Announcements
  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Grades
  • People
  • Pages
  • Files
  • Syllabus
  • Outcomes
  • Quizzes
  • Modules
  • Conferences
  • Collaborations
  • Settings

Configured External (LTI
Tools may create additional links.

When would I use Course Navigation?

Course Navigation can be used to:

  • Explain to your students how to navigate inside of the course.
  • Move quickly to the activities or tasks that you need to complete.
  • Reorder Course Navigation links in a way that makes sense to you.

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