Daniel Murphy

Canvas Dashboard - Major Customization or Integration?

Discussion created by Daniel Murphy on Feb 15, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2018 by Bill Lane

I am looking for examples from organizations who have done any of the following:


  1. Extensively customized the Canvas Dashboard to include school-wide news/events, links to student resources (unrelated to Canvas support) and fully customized branding, etc.
  2. Incorporated elements of the Canvas Dashboard such as links to courses, To Do, Coming Up and Recent Feedback into an external (to Canvas) student portal page.
  3. Develop an external (to Canvas) student portal page with a single-signon link to the Canvas Dashboard (where students would not have to re-authenticate to open Canvas.)


Clearly, I am looking for more customization than the Canvas admin settings or custom CSS or JavaScript files could provide.


I would be interested to see what you've developed or, if confidentiality is a concern, discuss your experience in developing one of these solutions.




Dan Murphy