"Announcements" needs to be an option for home page
Christopher Ruth Welcome to the Canvas Community! This is a very nice feature of Canvas: instructors can display announcements on their course home pages and can choose how many announcements to display, up to 15. This has the advantage of putting announcements front and center while still maintaining the integrity of the contents instructors position on their home page. You'll find instructions for setting that up in 4152,682262
As this is existing functionality, we've archived the idea.
Thanks for your reply, Stefanie. I have already made 15 announcements visible on my home page. But my suggesting--allowing the instructor to make Announcements the home page--is, in fact, not "existing functionality," because you cannot do it. Every other LMS in the known universe lets you do this, I fail to see why Canvas (which, overall, is the best LMS of the many I've used) does not. If you are happy with the announcements showing at the top of another home page, don't make it your home page. But I fail to see why you will not allow me to do so.
Hi, Christopher, yes, I fully understand what you're saying. For context, when we developed this functionality we used the use cases provided by our members in the comments under Announcements as Home Page and Announcements page as course home page in the design process.
We'll open your idea for voting so that we can gauge overall community sentiment for this change.
Thank you very much! How does one vote?
And, why would anyone vote against it? What possible downside could there be to adding an option like this?
Christopher, to vote, users first need to be logged in, and then can click on the Vote Up/Vote Down arrow that displays directly under the score. We encourage users who downvote an idea to post their rationale for so doing in the comments, but it's entirely up to them.
Thank you again, Stefanie. I somehow failed to notice it was right at the top of the page. Just like my students...
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