Best Design for Mobile Users?

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I use Canvas exclusively with my face-to-face classes. I post assignments and instructional handouts/resources there; students submit all their work through Canvas; I use many Canvas features: the calendar, grade book, announcements, collaborations.

My students primarily use Canvas through the mobile app.

My question is this: What is the best way to structure/design a Canvas course so that students have easy access to what they need both through the computer interface and the mobile app? I have viewed my courses through both the student and teacher mobile apps, but I still am unsure about what makes the most sense.

For example, with the computer interface, I prefer using a page as the home page because it shows the To Do list on the right side and gives students a visual/web-like welcoming page to land on. I also like being able to use color to draw students' attention to changes in our course schedule, important announcements, etc. However, I don't think that's the best for the mobile app. Or is it?