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The dashboard can be viewed in two modes: card view and recent activity.
To switch between these modes:
The card view displays a card for each of the courses for which you are actively enrolled.
Each course card displays the name of the course and up to four icons, representing announcements, assignments, files, and discussions.
The recent activity view is a stream of upcoming due dates, events, assignment notifications, discussions, and other relevant items.
|When in the recent activity stream mode, you can access your courses under "Courses"→ All Courses.|
In both modes, the right-hand side of the screen (or if your browser resolution is smaller, along the bottom of the window) will display a to-do list, upcoming events, recent feedback, and a link to the Gradebook.
In the card view mode, you can customize your Canvas dashboard by altering the color of the cards and giving your courses nicknames. Changes made to the color of a course card will be reflected in the calendar tab. Both these customizations will only be visible to you and will not alter how other users' cards appear.
To make these changes:
To customize which courses are present on the dashboard and make it easier to keep past and present courses separate, find the "During Course Dates" section of this page.