Make Course Menu Sticky

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I know this was already created as an idea a couple of times already but I'd like to open it up again as a new idea. With the recent changes to the Canvas layout it might be a good idea to revisit this.


When scrolling down in a course the course menu will disappear. See screen shots. In the first one you can see that the menu is present.

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In the second one you can see the menu is gone. This is very cumbersome especially when on the modules screen or another screen that is really long. I'd like to have the course menu be in a sticky position to the left like it was before.

Please also refer to this closely related idea:


Community Novice

I agree with Joe; this would be very helpful.

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Community Member

Thanks! I just posted links in all of those ideas to this idea. Hopefully we can get it done this time. 


Community Contributor

This would be an amazing feature in Canvas. I am wholeheartedly on board!

Community Novice

Great idea!

Community Participant

This is one of those things that I get annoyed by every day, but not enough to come here and post a feature request.  Thank you for taking the time to do so!

Community Member

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Community Champion

Our courses are structured via Modules which can get quite long when designing a 12-week course.  In some courses, the menu disappears while still on the course resources module (the first module!)!   Having a sticky menu would be great as it would eliminate all of the scrolling back and forth.

Community Contributor

Yesterday in a course I'm in, somebody posted that they couldn't get into Module 2; had the menu been sticky I'm confident they'd not have had to holler out for help.  

Community Champion

This is definitely an annoying thing. +1 from me and I'm trying to drum up some more votes. Time is winding down!