Canvas - Customize Your Dashboard

How do I view my favorite courses in the Card View Dashboard as an observer?  
The Card View Dashboard displays course cards for all your favorite active courses. Course cards can help you organize your student's courses by adding a nickname or customizing the color, which is synced with the color shown for the course in the Calendar. Depending on your institution's preference, the Card View may be your default Dashboard.

The Card View Dashboard also includes the Dashboard sidebar, which displays a Coming Up feed and includes a link to the global Grades page.

You can change your Dashboard view at any time using the Dashboard Options icon.

Favorited courses are removed from the Card View Dashboard when the course is concluded. Concluded courses that were previously favorited are still shown as favorited in the
By default, active course cards are automatically added by Canvas and display up to 20 courses.

Dashboard courses are ordered alphabetically by course name; nicknames and course codes do not apply to course ordering.

Note: If you want to remove the default course card setting, you can
Course cards display an overview of course information including the course name, course code, term, and the student(s) you are observing in the course [1].



Each card can include up to four tabs [2], which represent the four main Canvas features for student course activity: Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, and Files. These tabs mimic visibility and order in Course Navigation, so for instance, if an instructor hides the Announcements link, the Announcements tab will not display on the course card.


If one of your student's courses includes a long or confusing name, you can create a nickname for the course. Most courses are created using Student Information Systems (SIS) that generate course names based on terms, departments, and section numbers, and courses with similar names may be hard to distinguish.



Course nicknames appear in the Dashboard, Course Navigation Menu, course breadcrumbs, and notification emails.


A course nickname does not affect the course name at the account or course level; it only changes the name of the course for the individual user who created the nickname.


If you need to know the original name of the course, you can hover over the nickname and the original name will appear. Additionally, the course code is not affected and always displays on the course card for course reference.


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