Canvas Guides (en)Canvas Instructor Guide Profile and User SettingsWhat feature options can I enable in my user account as an instructor?

What feature options can I enable in my user account as an instructor?

Canvas is continually creating new features to improve your user experience. The majority of improvements will be made available as part of our regular release cycle. However, some features may affect your personal interaction with Canvas. Learn more about User Feature Options and how to enable them in the manage new features lesson.

High Contrast UI

High Contrast UI

By default this feature is set to Off.

High Contrast UI allows you to view Canvas using high contrast styles. This feature enhances the color contrast of the user interface (text, buttons, etc.) so they are more distinct and easier to identify in Canvas. However, institutional branding is not supported when this feature is enabled, so you will not be able to view the institution's logo or other elements.

Underline Links

By default this feature is set to Off.

Underline Links allows you to view Canvas interface links as underlined text. When enabled, this feature underlines hyperlinks in navigation menus, the Dashboard, and page sidebars. This feature option does not apply to user-generated content links in the Rich Content Editor, which always underlines links for all users.

Course Set-Up Tutorial

Course Set-Up Tutorial

This feature only displays if your institution has enabled the Canvas course tutorial. By default this feature only displays for users enrolled as instructors and is set to Off.

Course Set-up Tutorial allows you to view the course set-up tutorial. When enabled, this feature displays a tutorial in each Course Navigation index page that shows you the purpose of the page and what to do next. The tutorial applies to all of your courses in Canvas where you are enrolled as an instructor.