How do I use the Global Navigation Menu as an observer?
The Global Navigation Menu is located on the left side of every page in Canvas. Global Navigation links provide quick access to frequently used Canvas features. These links provide access to all your observed courses collectively. Default links include User Account, Dashboard, Courses, Calendar, Inbox, and the Help menu.
Depending on your student's school account settings, other links may appear in the Global Navigation Menu.
To view your user information, click the Account link . A menu will expand and display links to access your notification settings, personal files, user settings, and the observing page (if enabled) .
You can also use the Logout button to log out of Canvas .
The Dashboard is the landing page after you log in to Canvas. The Dashboard can be toggled to a course view, or recent activity view and shows notifications for all current Canvas courses.
To view your courses, click the Courses link . The Courses menu displays your favorite courses. If no courses are selected as favorites, the course list display all current courses. If a course includes term dates, the name of the term displays as part of the course listing.
To view a course, click the name of the course . To customize your courses list or view all your Canvas courses, click the All Courses link .
To view your Calendar, click the Calendar link.
To view your Inbox, click the Inbox link. The Inbox is the Canvas messaging system where you can communicate with the teachers of your child's courses. You also can message your own child.
To view your recent Canvas course page view history, click the History link. Recent History displays up to three weeks of your Canvas course page view history.
To get help with Canvas, click the Help link . Select the help option that is relevant to your needs .
Note: Depending on your student's school settings, the Help menu may display different options.
Collapse Global Navigation Menu
To expand or collapse the Global Navigation Menu, click the arrow icon.
The Global Navigation Menu will be automatically collapsed for tablet screens.