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. These links provide access to all your observed courses collectively. Default links include User Account, Dashboard, Courses, Calendar, Inbox, and the Help menu.
Depending on your institution account settings, other links may appear in the Global Navigation Menu.
The Dashboard is the landing page after you log in to Canvas. The Dashboard can be toggled to a course view, or recent activity view and shows notifications for all current Canvas courses.
To view your courses, click the Courses link . A menu will expand and display any current courses where you are enrolled . This menu also displays any courses marked as favorites. If no courses are selected as favorites, the course list will display all current courses. If a course includes term dates, the name of the term will appear as part of the course listing.
To view your Calendar, click the Calendar link.
To view your Inbox, click the Inbox link. The Inbox is the Canvas messaging system where you can communicate with other users in your courses. The number of new messages are shown as part of the Inbox icon.
To get help with Canvas, click the Help link . Select the help option that is relevant to your needs .
Note: Depending on your institution settings, the Help menu may display different options.
Collapse Global Navigation Menu
To expand or collapse the Global Navigation Menu, click the arrow icon.
The Global Navigation Menu will be automatically collapsed for tablet screens.