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Help menu on each page

Help menu on each page

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There are a lot of features in Canvas that I don't know how to use or don't know are available. It would be great if every page had a "?" or "help" button that would give some quick information and help links for functionalities on that page.

For example, I have been using Canvas for 2+ years and only recently learned from someone else that the blue and red coloring in the gradebook indicate if an assignment is missing or late and why sometimes the "not-graded" icon would show up. Similarly, I only learned today that there are different ways to view the gradebook.


If the "?" icon was on every page, then on the gradebook page, clicking it might produce a popup displaying something like the following:

See what the gradebook icons and colors mean
Organize how the gradebook looks
See how to import grades
See how to export grades
Learn to use speed-grader



Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open for Conversation


Thanks for sharing this idea. As it moves forward for conversation, consider asking your local Canvas admin to investigate the possibility of adding the third-party tool proHelp, which has the exact functionality you've described—and some of the functionality is free!

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Community Team
Status changed to: In Development
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