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Canvas LMS Course Design by Ryan John

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Navigating Canvas – the dashboard

When you log in for the first time, you will be taken to the Canvas dashboard. There are four main sections of the dashboard, which we'll familiarize ourselves with now, then go into more detail as we learn about what you can do within each section of Canvas:

  1. In the top-right corner of the dashboard, you will see your name, Inbox, Settings, Logout, and Help. This menu, shown in the following screenshot, will usually be visible to you regardless of the page you are viewing in Canvas:
    Navigating Canvas – the dashboard
  2. Along the top-left side of the screen, you will see the Canvas logo (or your institution's logo), and a list of tabs that read Home

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