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Set Course Home

The Home Page of Canvas is usually set to Modules, the Syllabus, or a Page.

  1. To choose an item as Home, click on the Home tab.
  2. In the menu along the far right, select Choose Home Page:Choose Home Page button
  3. In the dialog box that appears, make your selection.
    If you wish to set a Page as Home, please jump to the next section.Choose Course Home Page pop-up menu
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click on the Home tab. It should now display your selection.

Set a Page as Home

  1. To set a Page as Home, click on the Home tab > Choose Home Page.
    1. You will see either Front Page must be set first or Change.
      Example of Front Page must be set first:Front Page must be set first link is near the bottom of the Choose Course Home Page popup menu
      Example of Change:Change link is near the second radio button on the Choose Course Home Page popup menu
      1. If you see Front Page must be set first, click it. This will open the Pages tab.
        1. To create and set your Front Page, click the +Page button near the top right:Add page button
        2. In the page that opens, enter a title and any other elements. Click the Save & Publish button:Save and publish button
        3. Return to the index view by clicking the View All Pages button:View all pages button
        4. Set the Page you created as the Front Page by clicking the 3 dots at the far right of the title:button with three dots
        5. Select Use as Front Page:Drop-down menu with the options reading, Use as Front Page highlighted
      2. If you see Change, this means that you had previously created a Front Page and can now select a different one.
        1. Click Change. This will open the Pages tab.
        2. Make sure the selected Page is published. It should have a checkmark within a circle:Published icon
        3. Set the selected Page as the Front Page by clicking the 3 dots at the far right of the title:button with three dots
        4. Select Use as Front Page:Drop-down menu with the options reading, Use as Front Page highlighted
        5. Return to the Home tab.
        6. In the menu along the far right, select Choose Home Page:Choose Home Page button
        7. Select Pages Front Page:The choose course home page pop-up menu.  The radio button reading near the word Change is highlighted.  The Save button is in the bottom right corner
        8. Click Save.
        9. Your new Front Page will now appear when you click the Home tab.
      3. Click +Page at the top
      4. In the page that opens, enter a title and any other elements. Click the Save & Publish button
      5. Click View All Pages to see an index of your pages
      6. Set it as the Front Page by clicking the 3 dots button with three dots
      7. Select Use as Front Page:Drop-down menu with the options reading, Use as Front Page highlighted
  2. Return to the Home tab.
  3. In the menu along the far right, select Choose Home Page:Choose Home Page button
  4. Select Pages Front Page:The choose course home page pop-up menu.  The radio button reading near the word Change is highlighted.  The Save button is in the bottom right corner
  5. Click Save.
  6. Your Front Page will now appear when you click the Home tab.

Updated on April 12, 2021

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