How do I use the Course Navigation Menu?

The Course Navigation Menu is a series of links on the left side of your course that help you and your students access different course areas.

Depending on the structure of your course, you can choose to reorder and hide some of the course navigation links. Learn how to manage course navigation links.

View Course Navigation Menu

The active link is highlighted in blue with a white background [1]. This highlight helps you quickly identify the feature area you are currently viewing in Canvas. Links that are hidden to students are faded in the list [2]. Learn how to reorder and hide Course Navigation links.

By default, new courses show links leading to the index pages for the following fourteen areas:

Configured External (LTI) Tools may create additional links.

Open Course Navigation Link

To open a feature area in Canvas, click the name of the Course Navigation link.

View Course Area

The Course Navigation menu will show the feature area as an active link (blue text and a white background).

Lesson Feedback (Optional) (0)

Please let us know if any information in this lesson appears to be incorrect in terms of Canvas functionality only (please do not submit feature requests here). This is not a help site, and submitted comments cannot be answered. If your Canvas course/account is having trouble completing any of the tasks outlined in this lesson, please contact Canvas Support by submitting a HELP TICKET via the Help Link within Canvas or emailing Thank you.

E-Mail me if a reply is posted