Canvas Global Navigation
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. The first step toward setting up Canvas and your Canvas course is understanding the Global Navigation and your Account Settings. If you sidestep this important step, Canvas will not work properly for you.
For General Information on Global Navigation: [+] Canvas Guide on Global Navigation
Use the information below to learn more about the Canvas Global Navigation Menu. Click through each item for a description, as well as links to learn more.
▶ Denotes a “TO DO ITEM”
The Account link provides access to the following items.
In the profile you can update your name, biography, personal links, and profile picture.
▶ Make sure to update your profile picture
[+] Canvas Guide on How to Edit the User Profile
User settings allow you to make changes to your name and defalt email among other items. Most importantly, you want to add your OU alias email to your Canvas account.
OU Default Email:
▶ Make sure to add your OU ALIAS EMAIL to your account so that you can correspond outside of Canvas
[+] Canvas Guide on User Settings
Canvas allows you to change its default notification settings. This includes
- what you are notified about
- how and when you are notified
▶ Update your notification settings
[+] Canvas Guide on Notifications
The Courses link allows you to see your courses, including those not listed on the Dashboard.
▶ Click on “All Courses” to view ALL your courses. To “Favorite” a course so that it appears on the Dashboard, select the star next to its title.