Dashboard Images: Interest and Personality

There’s a cool new feature in Canvas that allows instructors to add dashboard images to display behind the course card in the Canvas Dashboard. In Faculty Support Services, we’re big fans of adding images to your course. Pictures add visual interest and personality and help to distinguish one course from another.

Adding images is easy:

  • Go into your course.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click “Choose Image” and drag in the desired .jpg, .png, or .gif (or use the Flickr search provided).
  • Click “Update Course Details” at the bottom.


You can even add animated .gifs. Students will see the images you add on their own dashboards. Have fun using this new feature!