Canvas won't let instructors set Announcements as the front (home) page of a course. For those who rely on announcements, this is disappointing because students often miss them unless they are front and center. Adding this option has been suggested over the summer, but I don't see it on the Canvas map. My "hack" for this is to create a page called "Announcements" and make that the front page. When I have a new announcement, I edit the page and push the old announcement down. When I have four or five announcements on one page, I archive it and start a new announcements page that also contains a link to the old announcements page(s). Clunky, but until Announcements becomes a home page option, it works!