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How do I customize the Subject Home Page as an instructor?

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How do I customize the Subject Home Page as an instructor?

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

In Canvas for Elementary, each subject may include a Home tab. Along with subject announcements, the Home tab displays content designated as the Subject Home Page on the subject's Pages Index Page.

The Subject Home Page allows instructors to display subject-specific content and can include links, images, or rich media. Students can interact with content added to the Subject Home Page.

If a subject home page is not been assigned or has been removed, students can only view announcements in the subject's Home tab.

Note: Only published pages can be set as the Subject Home Page.

Open Subject

Open Subject

In Global Navigation, click the Subjects link [1]. Then click the subject link [2].

If the subject does not display on the Subjects list, you can view all of your courses by clicking the All Subjects link [3].

Manage Home Page

To create a Subject Home Page, click the Manage Home button.

Edit Current Home Page

To edit a current Subject Home Page, click the Edit icon.

Manage Current Home Page

The current Subject Home Page displays [1]. You can edit page content and settings.

To select a different page or create a new page to use as the Subject Home Page, click the Pages link in Course Navigation [2].

View All Pages

View All Pages

By default, your current Subject Home Page displays.

To select a different page or create a new page to use as the Subject Home Page, click the View All Pages button.

Set Subject Home Page

The Pages Index Page displays all of your subject pages [1]. To create a new page, click the Add Page button [2].

To set a page as the Subject Home Page, click the page's Option icon [3], then click the Use as Subject Home option [4].

Only one page can be set as the Subject Home Page. The page that was most recently set as the Subject Home Page retains the subject home page assignment.

Note: Only a published page can be set as the Subject Home Page.

Remove Subject Home Page

To unassign a page as the Subject Home Page, click the page's Options icon [1] and select the Remove as Subject Home option [2].

View Subject Home Page

View the assigned subject home page content in the subject's Home tab.

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