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How do I manage homeroom content and settings as an instructor?

How do I manage homeroom content and settings as an instructor?

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

You can manage homeroom content and settings via Homeroom Navigation.

For steps on managing content in a specific area of Canvas, view the Canvas Instructor Guide.

Open Homeroom

Open Homeroom

To open the Homeroom subject, click the Subjects link in Global Navigation [1]. Then click the Homeroom link [2].

Manage Homeroom Content

Manage Homeroom Content

Use Homeroom Navigation to manage homeroom content [1]. For steps on managing content in a specific area of Canvas, view the Canvas Instructor Guide.

To manage Homeroom settings, click the Settings link [2].

View Homeroom Details

The Card Image [1] and Wide Banner Image [2] sections display images added to the subject card and banner.

The Color section displays the selected homeroom color [3]. A custom subject color can be added using the Color field [4].

If allowed by your institution, you can edit the homeroom name [5] and course code [6].

You can manage the subject's friendly name using the Friendly Name field [7]. The friendly name displays as the homeroom name in notifications and in the dashboard.

You can view the homeroom blueprint course status [8] and course template status [9], and the homerooms time zone [10].

 

View Homeroom Images

View Homeroom Images

If your institution allows you to add an image you can add or replace the card image or wide banner image.

Notes:

  • Wide banner images are cropped to a 5:1 aspect ratio.
  • If a banner image is not set, the home page uses the card image. If a card image has not been set, the banner displays the course color.

View Homeroom Color

View Homeroom Color

You can add a custom homeroom color using the Color field.

Note: If a homeroom color is not set, the homeroom color defaults to gray.

View Homeroom Dates

By default, your students will be able to participate in the homeroom within the term dates [1].

If needed, you can allow students to participate within course dates [2] and set specific homeroom start and end dates [3]. However, changing homeroom dates may override term availability settings.

You may also be able to change student access settings to allow or restrict students from viewing your homeroom before the start or end date [4].

Note: If a homeroom participation end date is set to midnight, a warning message displays [5].

View Homeroom Language

View Homeroom Language

You can set a specific language for your homeroom.By default the language is set to Not set, English (US). Selecting a language for your homeroom will override user language preferences and is only recommended for homerooms conducted in the selected language.

View File Storage

View File Storage

You can view the storage file size allowed in your homeroom.

View License

View License

You can view the license for your homeroom. By default all content is considered private and copyrighted, but you can also release your content to the public domain or choose a Creative Commons license. When making your course public, you will most likely want to set a license for your homeroom.

View File Usage Rights

View File Usage Rights

You can view the file copyright setting for your homeroom. If this option is enabled, usage right information must be selected for all homeroom files before they can be published. This setting is disabled by default.

Note: If the option to manage file usage rights cannot be changed, your institution has locked this setting.

View Visibility

View Visibility

You can view any visibility settings for your homeroom. Each visibility option is independent of the others. You can customize homeroom visibility, customize content visibility, and include the subject in the public course index.

View Description

View Description

If your homeroom is part of the public course index, you can include a description for your subject in the description field.

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