Canvas Redirect Tool

by | Oct 30, 2019 | Canvas tips, Course design and development

Did you know that you can add new navigation item to your Course menu? This is great if you want to surface an external link to all students in a systematic way.

For example, let’s say you wanted to add a link for the Library catalogue to your course navigation menu:

  • Click on Settings.
  • Click on the Apps tab.
  • Click on the Redirect tool.

  • Click on + Add app.
  • Enter a title and the url you wish to link to and use the check boxes to select where you want the item to appear.

  • Click on Add App.
  • If the item doesn’t automatically appear in your Course navigation menu refresh your browser.

Removing the redirect link

To remove the Redirect link from your course menu:

  • Click on Settings in the course navigation menu.
  • Click on the Navigation tab.
  • Either drag the item to the bottom of the page to hide it from students or click on the ellipsis and select Disable.
  • Remember to click Save.