How do I change the Course Home Page?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.

You can change your Course Home Page to reflect one of five layout options: the Recent Activity Dashboard, Pages Front Page, the Course Modules, the Assignment List, or the Syllabus. Learn about Course Home Page options.

Note: You must set a Front Page before selecting the Pages Front Page option. Additionally, only Published pages can be set as the Front Page.

Open Course

Open Course

In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the name of the course [2].

Choose Home Page

Choose Home Page

In the Home Page sidebar, click the Choose Home Page link.

Select Home Page Layout

Select Home Page Layout

Click the radio button next to the Home Page layout you prefer.

Set Front Page

Set Front Page

If you want to select a Pages Front Page but the link is grayed out, you must first set a Front Page.

Note: Only Published pages can be set as the Front Page. Make sure the page you want to set as the Front Page is published.

Save Home Page Layout

Save Home Page Layout

Click the Save button.