How do I navigate in Canvas?
Canvas gives you two ways to get around: Global navigation and Course navigation.
Global navigation applies across all your Canvas courses.
|Courses / Course Groups
||All your active Canvas courses
|Assignments||Upcoming and recent assignments in all your courses
|Calendar||Events and assignments for all your courses
Global navigation is visible wherever you are in Canvas, in the purple bar at the top of the screen.
Clicking the UW logo takes you to the Dashboard, your homepage in Canvas.
The light purple area of Global navigation is where you access personal settings, Canvas Inbox, logging out, and help.
Course navigation appears within a specific Canvas course, on the left side of the screen. Click any item in the Course navigation to go to an area of the Canvas course. When you select an item in the course navigation, it turns blue. Below is one example of the Canvas Course navigation. Because instructors can customize the navigation to remove items, the options in your Canvas course navigation may differ.