How do I use the Dashboard?

The Dashboard is the first thing you will see when you log into Canvas and is arranged into categories such as Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Conversations and other Notifications. In this lesson, you will learn how to use the Dashboard to help you stay up-to-date on what is happening in your courses.

View the Dashboard

The Recent Activity stream comprises the main body of the page and lists all recent activity for your courses.

View the Recent Activity Stream

View the Recent Activity Stream

Items in the Recent Activity Stream are listed in categories such as Announcements, Assignment Notifications, Discussions, etc. The total number of activities are indicated by the number next to the category name [1]. New or unread activities are shown by the blue indicator number [2].

Expand Recent Activity Categories

To view the details of a category, hover over that category and click the Show More link.

Remove Recent Activities

You can directly access your recent activities by clicking the course link [1]. Recent activities can be removed by clicking the X icon [2].

Collapse Recent Activity Categories

To collapse the details of a category, hover over that category and click the Show Less link [1].

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