Course Settings

Selecting Course Settings

Canvas provides tools to allow you to personalize and monitor your courses.

  • Log into Canvas.
  • Select your course from the dropdown menu.
  • Select Settings from the left-hand sidebar.
  • Click the Edit Course Details button to choose whether you want your course to be publicly visible, meaning those outside your course would be able to view your content. This may be a helpful option during shopping period.
  • Select the Users tab to view the teachers, TAs, and students in the course.
  • Select Navigation to personalize the left-hand navigation tool.
  • If you are not using a function, drag that tab down here to hide it from students’ navigation tools. These tabs will still appear on your navigation tool, but they will be gray instead of blue.
  • Click the Course Statistics button to review student activity within the course.
  • Click the Course Calendar button to view or edit the course’s schedule.

Accessing Student View

While designing your Canvas course, you can use course settings to access student view.

  • Log into Canvas
  • Select a course from the dropdown menu.
  • Select Settings from the left-hand sidebar.
  • Select Student View from the right-hand menu.

You will now be able to view your Canvas course as your students see it. Note that the display in the upper right-hand corner has changed from your name to Test Student.
When you have finished using student view, select Leave Student View from the menu in the upper right-hand corner. The display name will return from Test Student to your name and you can continue working with your Canvas course as you did before.