Once an ICON course site is created, instructors can edit and design their ICON site to suit the needs of their course. Every ICON course site has a default appearance and settings that can be modified once an instructor has access to the course site.


Course Navigation Menu Default

  • Navigation Menu: links on the left side of your ICON course to access different areas of the course.
  • Home: the default home page is Modules, learn how to manage and edit your course home page.
  • Visibility: different areas of your course that have no content or are disabled will be hidden from students and noted by the visibility icon.

Visit the Canvas site for a detailed description of the Course Navigation Menu.


Course Status

By default, an ICON course site will remain unpublished until an instructor decides that a course is ready to be viewed by students. An instructor should only publish their course when they're ready for students to view it. Visit the Canvas website for more information about an Unpublished and Published course.


Course Details

The Course Details tab lets instructors manage key components of their ICON site, including identification details, grading schemes, and course visibility. Visit the Canvas website for detailed descriptions about default settings and how to manage Course Details.



Under Course Details instructors can edit the ICON site visibility. The default setting is Course which allows anyone enrolled in the course to access the ICON site. It is recommend to keep the visibility of an ICON site set to Course. The option for Public allows anyone with the URL to access the ICON site. Learn about visibility options.


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