By default, course cards are automatically added by Canvas and display up to 20 courses. However, you can manage courses in the Dashboard by customizing the course list and manually selecting your favorite courses.
Dashboard courses are ordered alphabetically by course name and your role in the course; nicknames and course codes do not apply to course ordering. Courses with instructor roles are listed first, followed by TA roles and student roles. Some courses may include an image for the course behind the course color .
Each card can include up to four tabs , 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 the tabs are visible, Discussions and Announcements indicate the number of new activity items published in the course .
Change Course Color
You can also change the color of your course, which is synced with the color shown for the course in the Calendar. To change the color, click the card Settings icon , then select a new color. The check mark indicates the selected color , and the hex color code displays in the text field . If you want to use a color not shown in the window, you can enter the color's hex code directly in the text field. The hex field will display a warning icon if the hex code is not valid. Additionally, any variation of white is not accepted as a course color.
Click the Apply button .
Note: If you change the color of a course in the Calendar, the Dashboard will also update with the new calendar color.