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CANVAS - How to remove an old course from your Dashboard

This article contains instructions on how to customize your Canvas Dashboard.

Courses you want to show in the Courses drop-down menu are called "favorite" courses. You can favorite any published course that appears in the My Courses section on the course list page. Course favorites also display in the Card View Dashboard.

When no courses are favorited, the courses list automatically displays up to 20 courses alphabetically in the drop-down menu.

However, once you have selected at least one course as a favorite, only your favorite courses will appear in the Courses list.

Open Courses

In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the All Courses link [2].

Manage Courses

Manage Courses

To favorite a course, click the star next to a course [1]. Courses with filled stars show the course is a favorite [2].


  • After you have manually favorited at least one course, Canvas automatically favorites any new published course enrollments for you.
  • You can only favorite active courses.

View Unpublished Courses

View Unpublished Courses

If a course is unpublished and you are allowed to view unpublished courses before the course participation dates, you cannot favorite the course. If you hover over a star icon for an unpublished course, you can view a message indicating that the course cannot be added as a favorite.

Note: Future and past enrollments also cannot be favorited.

View Past Enrollments

View Past Enrollments

Note: Favorited courses are not automatically removed as a favorite. If a past enrollment course still shows as a favorite, you can unfavorite the course by toggling the star icon.

Keywordscanvas dashboard archive student course   Doc ID123820
OwnerLinda W.GroupUW Parkside
Created2023-02-03 06:58:19Updated2023-12-13 11:17:40
SitesUW Parkside
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