Using the Dashboard
One of the awesome features of Canvas is the Dashboard–that screen you see when you first log in. Have you been using it or ignoring it? If you USE it, it can be QUITE HELPFUL! Essentially, it provides you with all the activity in all of your courses. That way, you don’t need to click into the discussion board area or the modules section to see what students have said or turned in. You can click on it right from the first screen!
Here’s a link with more information about using the Dashboard: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-1269