How do I use the Global Navigation Menu?
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 courses collectively. Default links include the Dashboard, Courses, Groups, Calendar, Inbox, User Account, and the Help menu.
Depending on your user role and institution account settings, other links may appear in the Global Navigation Menu.
Note: The Global Navigation Menu is responsive for smaller screens. When the browser window size is reduced to a tablet width or smaller, the Global Navigation Menu narrows and the icon menu names are hidden.
If you are a Canvas admin, you can access your institution's Canvas accounts and sub-accounts in the Admin link . A menu will expand and display a list of your accounts . To view an account, click the name of the account . To view all your managed accounts, click the All Accounts link .
Learn more about accounts and sub-accounts.
To view your courses, click the Courses link . A menu will expand and display any courses where you are enrolled . This menu also displays any courses marked as favorites. If no courses are selected as favorites, the course list will display all current courses. If a course includes term dates, the name of the term will appear as part of the course listing.
If you are enrolled in Groups, view your groups in the Groups link . A menu will expand and display all groups where you are enrolled.
To view a group, click the name of the group . To view all your groups, click the All Groups link .
Note: Groups cannot be customized in the drop-down menu.
If you are an instructor and your institution is participating in Canvas Commons, you can access Commons with the Commons link. Learn more about Canvas Commons.
To get help with Canvas, click the Help link . The Help menu will appear . Select the help option that is relevant to your needs. Learn more about the Help menu.
Note: Depending on your user role and institution settings, the Help menu may display different options.