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How to Add a Link to Course Navigation

Have you ever wanted to add a link to the left navigation panel (Course Menu) in your Canvas course? If so, this information is for you.

In Canvas, an external app, called the Redirect tool, allows you to add an additional link(s) to the course Navigation that direct to the specific Canvas page within your course, external URL, web application, etc.

To locate the Redirect tool, on the course Navigation, click Settings, then the App tab and search for the tool.

While still being flexible, please don't "over-customize" the Navigation bar; most of the links to the content can be added to Modules instead of Navigation. This will provide students with some level of consistency in their educational experiences.

Watch the YouTube video "How to Add Menu Items to Canvas Navigation Bar"

If you have any questions related to this tip, please email to Izabella at