Suzanne  Aurilio

Improving Course Navigation Experience for Students

Discussion created by Suzanne Aurilio on May 21, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2020 by Rachael Sweeten

higher education easy navigation student learning #course navigation


We're piloting Canvas currently and are somewhat disappointed by the experience of feeling lost in a course. We're looking for workarounds. The absence of breadcrumbs and being able to "bookmark" or "save" the page to return to later on are just a couple of needed features.


We're telling faculty to point students to the Modules "page" to orient themselves, to ensure links open in new windows/tabs so students don't get kicked out of the course, and to name pages and modules keeping in mind this navigation issue.


Any other workarounds you've heard of?