The Course Navigation Menu is a series of links on the left side of your course that help you and your students access different course areas.
Depending on the structure of your course, you can choose to reorder and hide course navigation links.
The active link is highlighted with different color text and a line indicator . This highlight helps you quickly identify the feature area you are currently viewing in Canvas.
Links that are hidden to students are indicated by the Visibility icon . A link may be hidden to students because the feature area has no content or because the link is disabled.
The Home page is part of Course Navigation and displays the Course Home Page.
By default, new courses show links leading to the index pages for the following fourteen areas:
Note: Configured external (LTI) tools may create additional Course Navigation links. However, these links do not display the visibility icon. You can disable Course Navigation links for LTI Tools in course settings, and the link will no longer display in the Course Navigation menu for you or your students.
Course Navigation Menu [View Image]
To open a feature area in Canvas, simply click the name of the Course Navigation link.
To expand or collapse the Course Navigation Menu, click the Menu icon.
Collapse Course Navigation Menu [View Image]