Canvas Navigation Check

While courses populate with navigation pre-set to the basics, as we start copying courses from previous terms to our newest terms, we are keeping the navigation settings that we have active at that time.

As new programs are added to our account in the form of apps they will often automatically appear in the course navigation. You may find that you have some clutter in navigation or that you are missing something great. Now would be a great time to do a navigation check!

Here is a general list of what should be included, ideally in alphabetical order:

  • Announcements
  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Grades
  • Modules
  • Office 365
  • Syllabus

Additional options you might choose to include depending on your course and usage:

Other Core Canvas ToolsContent ToolsOther School or District Tools
CollaborationsActively LearnBrainPOP (school-based subscription)
FilesCengageCanva for Education (district provided)
PagesConnectEdGale eBooks (district provided)
QuizzesMcGraw HillLockDown Browser (district provided))
NoRedInkNearpod (school-based subscription)
TCINewsela (free version)

Two that we would like to highlight as district tools that were recently added are LockDown Browser, which is a testing browser for Canvas quizzes. Gale eBooks were purchased by the secondary librarians and provide students access to a variety of reference resources all within Canvas and work well with citations in NoodleTools.

For a reminder on how to update your course navigation, please refer to this guide.

For more support using any of these tools, please let your Ed Tech Lead or Ed Tech TOSA know. We can point you in the direction of resources and help you get started using these tools.

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