The Recent Activity Dashboard shows you important recent activities from all of your courses including announcements, discussions, assignments, and conversations. This stream is similar to the Course Activity Stream for an individual course.
The following activities will cause notifications for each course to appear in the Global Activity Stream:
The Recent Activity Dashboard also includes the Dashboard sidebar, which includes items in your To-Do list and includes a link to the global Grades page.
You can change your Dashboard view at any time using the Dashboard Options icon.
1. In Global Navigation, click the Dashboard link.
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2. Click the Options icon  and then click the Recent Activity link .
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The Global Activity Stream contains recent notifications from all of your courses, including announcements, discussions, assignments, and conversations. This activity stream helps you see all recent activity in your courses and easily ask questions and post to discussion forums. Unlike course cards, the activity stream does not the mimic visibility of Course Navigation links.
Activities are indicated by activity type and display an icon  for the activity. Each activity also includes the name of its associated course .
New activity in your account is indicated by an unread icon . Discussions and Announcements indicate new activity items published in a course, and Conversations indicate a new message received from a user in a course. Recent Activity items remain for four weeks.
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You can view the details of each activity by hovering in the notification area and clicking the Show More link . To collapse recent activity, click the Show Less link .
Expand and Collapse Notification_Activity Stream [View Image]
You can directly access your recent activities by clicking the course link . To remove a notification, click the remove icon .
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