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What is a subject?

What is a subject?

This lesson applies to users at institutions that have enabled the Canvas for Elementary user interface.

A subject is a Canvas course displayed in the Canvas for Elementary interface, which houses assignments and events pertaining to a topic.

Instructor View

In a subject, instructors can manage subject content [1], view the subject as a student [2], manage subject announcements [3], and view the subject home page [4].

Instructors can also view subject modules [5], the schedule preview [6], grades [7], subject resources [8], and subject groups [9].

Learn more about navigating a subject.

Notes:

Student View

In a subject, students can view subject announcements [1], the subject home page [2], modules [3], the subject's weekly schedule [4], their subject grades [5], resources [6], and subject groups [7].

Learn more about navigating a subject.

Notes:

  • If your subject does not use modules, groups, or resources, the Modules, Groups, or Resources tabs may not display.
  • Your instructor can also choose to hide or rearrange subject navigation tabs.

Observer View

If an observer has more than one student in the same subject, they can select which student's information to view in the Observing drop-down menu [1].

Observers can view their student's subject home page [2], modules [3], the subject's weekly schedule [4], their student's subject grades [5], resources [6], and subject groups [7].

Learn more about navigating a subject.

Notes:

  • If your subject does not use modules, groups, or resources, the Modules, Groups, or Resources tabs may not display.
  • Your student's instructor can also choose to hide or rearrange subject navigation tabs.
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