I'm not sure I'm in the right area to post my particular question. I'll give it a go.
In a prior web-based course platform I have used, an area was available for students to create simple personal/professional web pages. Students could also add a link to their other web pages, if they had one. Especially at the start of the semester, these pages allowed students to introduce themselves to one another in the class and to read about one other's work and interests. It also facilitated formation of small groups.
I don't see such a feature in Canvas.
Thank you, Maria