how do I rearrange the course cards on the dashboard
Ah, but there is a way! Just click and hold on a card you want to move. Drag it down/up and drop it before a card (this bumps that card rightward) or between two cards (bumps the rightmost card down). Slow but sure.
Hello, Ann Crawford Welcome to the Canvas Community! Course cards are automatically arranged in alphabetical order, and the ability to re-arrange them is not built into Canvas. You can customize which cards appear on the dashboard by following the instructions in How do I customize my Courses list as a student? (The instructions are the same for an instructor.)
You might want to add your feedback and vote to this popular idea, currently in Product Radar status: Drag Courses on Dashboard
Last, James Jones has written a user script that anyone--instructors, students, TAs--can implement in their own browser: Sorting Dashboard Course Cards If you're a Canvas admin, even better: you can implement this solution at the account level for the entire institution!
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Hi Ann Crawford
I realize this reply is probably late, but I was recently researching this topic.
We are new to Canvas (in a pilot program).
For now, the alphabetical sorting requires us to tweak up the course long_names and short_names. I'm proposing this convention that should help instructors who are used to viewing their courses by semester, teach multiple sections of the same course, and have classes on different campuses.(We also are integrated with Banner)
Short_Name: Actual course title.
The solutions mentioned in the answer above look great. We'll check those out after we settle into using the base configuration of Canvas.
Here's a pic to show how it should wind up looking...
I hope this works out well for us.
Thank you, John Hurdle, for revisiting this very old conversation, and Welcome to the Canvas Community! Indeed, since the question was originally posted, Canvas has enhanced the course card feature so that it allows the user to use the menu to move the course cards or move them via drag-and-drop, as described in How do I view my favorite courses in the Card View Dashboard as a student? (the process is the same for an instructor).
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