New Canvas User Interface (UI)

As of May 2, 2016, Rowan Online will switch to the new Canvas User Interface (UI). The new Canvas User Interface (UI) is an updated interface structure enhanced by a responsive user experience for the Dashboard and Global Navigation menu. The Course Navigation menu also collapses on smaller screens, allowing for a more content-focused and responsive layout.


The new Canvas UI includes some new features:

  • The new UI allows users to quickly access their courses and provides counters for unread course announcements, grade, and discussion notifications.
  • Users can set custom colors for courses, as well as add a custom nickname for a course. A course nickname does not affect the course name at the account or course level; it only changes the name of the course for the individual user who created the nickname.
  • The Course Navigation Menu can be hidden using the icon in the upper left hand corner.

Preview of the User Interface

For a preview of the new Canvas UI, please view the brief video walk-through below. We strongly recommend that Rowan Global faculty and students either watch the video or review our Preview of the new user interface in Canvas - Coming May 2, 2016 Knowledgeable article to ensure you know what to expect and are familiar with the new UI when it goes live on May 2, 2016.


For More Information

For more information, please review the Preview of the new user interface in Canvas - Coming May 2, 2016 Knowledgeable article.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please call our Support Center at 856-256-5164.