How do I use my Homeroom as a student?

If you have an active enrollment in a Canvas for Elementary course, the Homeroom is the first thing you will see when you log into Canvas. The Homeroom helps you see what is happening in all your current courses.

You can return to your Homeroom at any time by clicking the Homeroom link in Global Navigation.

Note: If you do not have an active enrollment in a Canvas for Elementary course, the classic Dashboard displays.

Open Homeroom

Open Homeroom

In Global Navigation, click the Homeroom link.

View Homeroom

The Homeroom is your landing page in Canvas.

In the Homeroom tab [1], you can view a homeroom announcement, if one has been added by your instructor [2].

You can also view your subjects [3] and subject details such as assignments that are due today [4], missing assignments [5], or subject announcements [6].

To view more subject details, click the name of the subject [7].

Items that your instructor has marked with an important date display in the sidebar [8].

View Homeroom Schedule

View Homeroom Schedule

In the Schedule tab [1], you can view various action items for all of your subjects by date.

Each item displays the subject name [2], item name [3], number of points (if points have been assigned) [4], and the due date [5].

Each item also displays an icon to differentiate between different assignment types and other items in the Schedule [6].

When an online assignment is submitted, the item is automatically marked as completed. You can manually mark non-submission items as complete by clicking the item's checkbox [7]. To view completed assignments, click the Show completed item dropdown [8].

To view item details, click the name of the item [9].

View Homeroom Grades

View Homeroom Grades

In the Grades tab [1], you can view grades for each of your subjects.

To view grade details for a subject, click the subject name [2].

View Homeroom Resources

In the Resources tab [1], you may view important information that has been added to your Homeroom [2].

You can also view student applications [3] and staff contact information [4].

To send a message to your instructor, click the Message icon [5].