Customize course navigation
Keep distraction at a minimum in your Canvas course: Your students should see a customized course menu that will allow them to quickly and easily navigate the information they need. To maximize engagement, only leave the options that are relevant and promote an organized and consistent look and feel of your course.
For example, as you add Assignments to your modules, you will see that they can also be accessed by your students via the Assignments option on your course’s menu. You might prefer that your students not have access to your Assignments area as it organizes your assignments in a way that is different from your module organization. Another reason why you may prefer that your students do not have access to the Assignments area is to avoid confusing redundancy in which students can see the same assignment in two locations (in the Assignments area and in the module organization).
This may be true for all of the following:
- Pages, and
Another reason to hide Files is to prevent students from accessing lecture notes, exam study guides, assignment supporting files, etc. ahead of time.
To customize your course menu, see these web guides:
- How do I use the Course Navigation Menu as an instructor?
- How do I reorder and hide Course Navigation links?