How do I set a Front Page in a course?

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The Course Home Page is the first view your students will see when they enter your course. For the Course Home Page, you can customize a page from your course Pages and have it display as the Course Home Page.

If you want to change the Course Home Page to a custom page, you must first set the page as the Front Page. The Front Page is a designation that shows Canvas which page can be used for the Course Home Page. Use this page to show a welcome message, links, images, or other information for students.

Notes:

  • Before setting the Front Page, the page must be published.
  • You can edit the Front Page, set a different page as the Front Page, or remove the Front Page.
  • Before setting a Front page, the Pages link in Course Navigation will open to the Pages Index. However, once you have selected a Front Page, the Pages link will always open to the Front Page. To return to the Pages Index, click the View All Pages button.
  • The Pages Front Page can also be set to display recent course announcements.

Open Pages

Open Pages

In Course Navigation, click the Pages link.

Set Front Page in Pages List

Set Front Page in Pages List

Locate your published page that you want to set as your Front Page [1]. Click the Options icon [2] and select the Use as Front Page link [3].

View Front Page

View Front Page

The Front Page will be indicated by a gray Front Page tag [1].

You can change the Front Page to any other page in the course by selecting the page Options icon [2].

Set Front Page in Individual Page

Set Front Page in Individual Page

You can also set a page as the Front Page from any individual page in your course. Click the name of any published page that you want to set as your front page.

Use as Front Page

Click Settings Icon

Click the Options icon [1] and select the Use as Front Page link [2].

Remove Front Page

Remove Front Page

To remove the Front Page, locate the page labeled with a gray Front Page tag [1]. Click the Options icon [2] and select the Remove as Front Page option [3].

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