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Template for Canvas Homepage?

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Now that the Canvas Announcements feature shows announcements on the home page (which we love by the way!), we're starting to rethink our old home page template that we use in every course.  I was wondering if anyone had any new designs they are using that they'd be willing to share?  I've attached a demo of what we currently do.  We're looking to have the instructor's contact info somewhere on the page as well, but we'd like to keep the course navigation box.  stefaniesanders your blog post ( ) helped us immensely coming up with ideas for the home page in the past.  Are you using Announcements feature at all now? Does anyone have anything that they are using with success?  current homepage template

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@awilliams I love the look of this homepage example, with the links menu overlaying the Banner image. We have CIDI Design Tools, but I can't figure out how to recreate what you did there. Do you have a template in Commons or have a some tips on how to create something like that?



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How did you get your recent announcements at the bottom of the page?

How did you add the recent announcements to the bottom of your page?

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Hi, we're migrating to Canvas and I am experimenting in my sandbox with a home page for one of the courses I will be teaching in Fall 2020. I created the following page, which looks good on desktop but much better on mobile -- love how Canvas adjusts the format for mobile displays.

Course home version.

Thanks Kalli!

Great, thanks Stefanie Smiley Happy

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Hi Yaddira,

Is it possible to view/have access to this course?

Thank you,


It is the soundcloud banner from  2480 x 520 px.  Also I cheat and go into the html after adding it and change the width to 100%.  That will make it expand an contract to fit the size of the screen.


traciebosket, here's the link my Google search unearthed: 

You used something named "Design Tools"? Do you happen to have a link to it?