What customization options are available in Canvas Catalog?

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Canvas Catalog lets you fully customize your catalog experience. You can customize an entire catalog with its own branding, settings, and other customization options.

Add Catalog Logo/Favicon

  Add Catalog Logo/Favicon 

Canvas Catalog admins can upload a header logo, badge logo, and a browser favicon without using custom CSS. Unless a subaccount specifies its own logo/favicon, logos/favicons uploaded in the parent account apply to all subaccounts.

Learn how to add logos/favicon in a catalog.

Note: The parent catalog logo, which may be different from subcatalog logos, always appears on the enrollment page for the listing or course.

Add Account CSS/JavaScript

  Add Account CSS/JavaScript 

You can use cascading style sheets (CSS) and JavaScript (JS) to customize all pages in a catalog. Popular customizations include CSS for custom colors and showing the search field, and JS for a personalized welcome page.

Learn how to add CSS/JS to a catalog.

Add Subcatalog

  Add Subcatalog 

A subcatalog creates a specific path URL where you can associate and brand specific listings for a department, organization, or team. Subcatalogs can be listed as part of the domain (parent) catalog or act as a private catalog.

  Customized Subcatalog Listings 

Listings associated with a subcatalog display as part of the main catalog, but customization allows subcatalogs to promote specific branding.

Additionally, subcatalogs create a specific URL path that can be added to the end of the domain URL so that all subcatalog listings visible within the parent catalog can be viewed together.

Learn how to add a subcatalog.

Add HTML/CSS Certificates

Add HTML/CSS Certificates

If you prefer not to use a default template, you can add custom certificates with HTML and CSS to course and program listings. You can also use variables in your template to display specific information on the certificate including the student name, institution name, award name, and program/course completion date.

These certificates are issued by Canvas Catalog automatically when a student completes a program or course. Students can view their certificate(s) at any time.

Learn how to add a program certificate or course certificate.  

Add Email Layout HTML

Add Email Layout HTML

You can create custom Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) for header and footer email layouts. Custom HTML allows you to personalize email templates for students. These emails are generated for students automatically from Canvas Catalog, such as when students enroll in a catalog course or program.

Learn how to add email HTML to a catalog.

Add User Defined Fields

Add User Defined Fields

You can create custom user defined fields on your Catalog registration page. Fields can be text entries or checkboxes and allow institutions to customize their user registration beyond the default fields of Full Name and Email.

Learn how to add user defined fields to a catalog.

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