Canvas Tools Navigating Canvas

Edit Your Course Dashboard

Last updated on October 19, 2021

Your course dashboard is a handy place to access all of your courses when you arrive in Canvas. However, too many courses can make navigation difficult. Thankfully, you can select what courses appear on your course dashboard.


  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas Account.
  4. Click Courses from the global navigation menu on the left. A menu will appear on the left.
  5. Scroll Down.
  6. Click All Courses. A list of both current and past courses will appear.
  7. Click on the Star Icon to the left of the course titles to select whether that course will appear in your dashboard.
    • Orange Star: that course will appear in your dashboard.
    • White Star: that course will not appear in your dashboard.
    • Note: Make sure to star all of the courses you wish to see on your Dashboard. Anything unstarred will not appear.