Dashboard Configuration in Canvas

Last modified 9/29/2023

The Dashboard is the first thing you will see when you log into Canvas. The Dashboard helps you see what is happening in all your current courses.

You can return to your User Dashboard at any time by clicking the Dashboard link in Global Navigation.

Opening The Dashboard 

To open or get back to the dashboard it's as easy as clicking the Dashboard button or gauge icon on the global navigation bar on the left-hand side. 

Logging in to Canvas

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How to Get Help

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For instructional assistance, you may contact the Center for Integrated Professional Development by phone (309) 438-2542, or email at