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How do I enable an elementary-level theme in a course as an instructor?

How do I enable an elementary-level theme in a course as an instructor?

As an instructor, you can display a theme designed for elementary-level users in your course. This theme can be enabled by using the Canvas Elementary Theming feature option.

When enabled, this theme displays a font conducive to younger students and simplifies Course Navigation links. This theme is applied independently of any themes applied at the account level.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Enable Feature Option

Enable Feature Option

Locate the Canvas Elementary Theming feature option [1]. To enable the feature option, click the feature option button [2].

Confirm Theme Update

Confirm Theme Update

To confirm that you want to update the theme, click the Okay button.

View Course Font

Canvas displays a new font, Balsamiq Sans, in the Global Navigation Menu [1], Course Navigation Menu [2], and Breadcrumbs bar [3].  

Note: If the feature option is turned off, the font changes from Balsamiq Sans to the Canvas default, Lato.

View Rich Content Editor

View Rich Content Editor

The Balsamiq Sans font also displays in the Rich Content Editor [1]. You can also select the font Architect's Daughter from the Format menu in the menubar [2].

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
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