Canvas: Important things to have on your homepage

Based on the feedback from students, it is clear that they are struggling to find all of our work.  Here are some steps to take to help them out. Please take some time to do this.  #3 below is the easiest way to make it happen.


  1. Make sure all assignments have due dates. Students often only use the to do list to access their work.  Without a due date, assignments don’t show up on that list.  Here are some instructions on how to do that.
  2. Organize a module with important classroom links. Modules are simply bulletin boards that link to other items in and out of Canvas.  Move the module to the top of your Module page.  Make the module page the landing page. Links to include:
    • Zoom link for your class.
    • Class meeting times
    • Link to your Weekly Lesson Plans
    • Link to your Google Slides.
    • Link to your syllabus.
    • A link to a page with contact info.
    • A link to a page with this week’s work.
  3. Alternately, you can create a page with this information, and make that page the landing page. Here are instructions for how to do that.