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MyCanvas: Navigation

Navigating MyCanvas is easy! The resources on this page include how to use the Global Navigation menu, how to customizie your Dashboard and how to navigate a course. 

Global Navigation

The Global Navigation bar is located on the left-hand side of the screen to help you switch tasks and screens. 

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NOTE: Only students with an active MyCanvas account will be able access Passport to MyCanvas. 

Dashboard: Overview

The Dashboard is the first thing you see when you log in to MyCanvas. From here, you can access specific courses, check course activity, grades, feedback, manage your to-do list and see upcoming events. You can drag and drop the courses into your preferred order and change the course name on each card.

Customize the look of the Dashboard in MyCanvas by clicking on the "more" symbol. Then, you can see how your Course Dashboard will look in Card View, List View, or a Recent Activity view. 

The recommended option is Card View.Dashboard options views

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NOTE: Only students with an active MyCanvas account will be able access Passport to MyCanvas. 

Dashboard: Course Card Customization

The Dashboard displays up to 7 course cards at a time. You can customize the look by removing the colour overlay or changing the colour of your cards. Some course cards may have an image that's chosen by your instructor. You can't change the image, but you can remove the colour overlay to make the images clearer by selecting the options menu in the Dashboard toolbar, and select Colour Overlay.

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To change the color of a course card select more options from the Course Card - it will look like three small dots placed vertically in the top right-hand corner of the course card. Select a pre-chosen colour, or, you can type a hex colour code into the field to custom set your colour if you prefer a specific colour palette (pastels or jewel tones?). Click "Apply" to see your changes.

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