Canvas Tip of the Week (07 October 2019)

View Student Group Homepages

Did you know that student groups have their own homepage?

As an instructor, you can view what is happening in groups by viewing each group’s Homepage.  Within the group homepage, students are able to collaborate and work on projects, assignments, and other course-related work with the tools found in a normal Canvas course.

To access student group homepages

  • 1. Log into your course in Canvas.
  • 2. Select the People link in the course navigation.
  • 3. Select the Group Set you would like to view.
  • 4. Select the Settings icon next to the name of the group you wish to view.
  • 5. Select the “Visit Group Homepage” link.

When viewing a student group homepage, you can easily switch student groups by selecting the “Switch Group” link above the Group Navigation.

Learn more about how students access and utilize their group homepages here.

Please note that all of the Canvas Tips of the Week are archived on the CILT website at

As a reminder, the Canvas team at the Touro College and University Systems level continues to offer webinars on various aspects of Canvas.  Webinars that are coming up this and next week include:

October 10, 2019, Thursday
10:00am – Managing Quizzes in Canvas (to register, click )

October 11, 2019, Friday
8:00am – Turn-it-in Plagiarism Checker (to register, click )

October 17, 2019, Thursday
8:00am – Canvas General Training Sessions (to register, click )

You can access the complete training schedule at

Finally, I wanted to bring to your attention a free, online faculty development event entitled “Can•Innovate,” which will showcase creative practices in online teaching and course design in support of California’s 114 community colleges that use Canvas.  However, anyone is able to sign up for one or all of the sessions.  The full schedule and list of topics, as well as links to sign up for individual sessions, are available at:

If you have questions, feel free to contact Jim O’Connor or myself.

As a reminder, you can access TUC and TUN specific resources at the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching website at:

Michael K. Barbour, Ph.D.