Canvas for Students

Navigation Bar

Canvas offers quick and easy access to courses with the navigation bar up top. This is helpful for students to keep current with their classes and assignments, and helps to stay organized.



Courses and Groups

This tab is quick and easy access to your classes' Canvas websites

Screenshot of Canvas navigation bar, highlighting the Courses & Groups drop-down menu


  • If you have a lot of Canvas courses, you have the option to customize which courses you'd like to have a shortcut


Screenshot of Canvas navigation bar. When mouse is hovered over Courses & Groups, a drop-down menu will appear, highlighting the Customize link.


  • To do this, click the customize link at the top right
  • Check, uncheck, or reset the courses you would like to see
  • Close the window. Canvas automatically updates your changes, so saving is not necessary


Screenshot of Customize window that allows students to choose which classes they want to see in the drop-down menu

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The assignments tab offers a quick view of recently graded assignments

Screenshot of Canvas navigation bar, highlighting the Assignments link


  • Clicking on the tab will also provide you a list off all your courses' upcoming assignments and quizzes




  • The key on the right shows the colors associated with the assignment. Clicking on the course title will redirect you to the class assignment book



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The grades tab offers a quick view of courses overall grades



  • Clicking on the course will redirect you to the course's gradebook



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An easy way to stay current and up to date with all Canvas courses, as well as personal life. Watch the video below to learn more about utilizing your Canvas calendar.

Canvas Calendar from UWB Learning Tech on Vimeo.

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