How do I use an elementary-level theme in a course as an instructor?
As an instructor, you may be able to display a theme designed for elementary-level users in your course. When enabled, this theme displays a font conducive to younger students and simplifies Course Navigation links. This theme is applied independently of any themes applied at the account level.
- Canvas Elementary Theming is an opt-in feature. Learn how to manage feature previews in the course features lesson.
- Your institution may also enable an elementary setting for all of Canvas. If your course dashboard does not appear as displayed in these images, learn about the Canvas for Elementary feature.
View Course Font
Canvas displays a new font, Balsamiq Sans, in the Global Navigation Menu , Course Navigation Menu , and Breadcrumbs bar .
Note: If the feature preview is turned off, the font changes from Balsamiq Sans to the Canvas default, Lato.
View Rich Content Editor
The Balsamiq Sans font also displays in the Rich Content Editor . You can also select the font Architect's Daughter from the Format menu in the menubar .
View Course Navigation Links
If your course has not customized the Course Navigation Menu, visible links default to Home , Announcements , Grades , Modules , and links for LTI tools .
All other links will display the Visibility icon for instructors , which means they will not display in Course Navigation for students .
To change what displays in the Course Navigation menu, you can manage Course Navigation links.
- If you have already customized the Course Navigation Menu in your course, enabling the Canvas Elementary Theming feature option will not modify your Course Navigation Menu links.
- Announcements and Modules links will not display to students if content has not been added to those pages.