How do you make the grids or tables within Canvas for modules? They look like templates with pictures and links. I've seen several accounts with those tables. For example, the ones in Growing with Canvas.
Hi, Cheryl Anderson (and here's a slightly belated) Welcome to the Canvas Community! The best way to see how the grid on the home page in the Growing With Canvas course is configured is to download it from Canvas Commons to a sandbox course; please refer to the blog post Growing with Canvas - New Training Course Once you've downloaded the course, you can navigate to the home page, click on the Edit button, and inspect the HTML that was used to create the view.
More generally, the Instructional Designers group has a plethora of resources about how to create attractive pages in Canvas. Here's one I particularly like because it emphasizes compatibility with mobile devices: Home Sweet Homepages without Tables . I also wrote a blog a long time ago about Creating an inviting course home page—but honestly, if I were doing it today, I'd be inclined to use an accessible HTML solution that doesn't require tables.
I went into Commons and previewed Growing With Canvas to better understand what you are asking for, and which is a grid-based home page with links to Modules. I think I just got shut down by the nimble and quick fingers of Stefanie Sanders (her answer popped in while I was typing), which is okay, because I would have answered you with the exact same information - she just says it so much better than I.
I totally agree with using an accessible approach (HTML), because more and more of our students are accessing their online courses using mobile devices, and mostly those nasty little cell phones. As for me, I will stick with my dual 27 inch monitors!
Anyways, HTML can be intimidating for most faculty. To help with this we created a resources you can learn more about at CanvasHacks Classroom which is based on my "Do Not Fear the Code" course, which is designed for folks who are not coders, but want the extended capabilities that HTML code can provide.
I hope this helps, and if there is any further help we can provide, just holler.
Thanks everyone. These resources are very helpful. I appreciate the prompt response.
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