Buttons on Canvas

Creating buttons on Canvas is a great way to increase accessibility! It makes your external links far easier and more natural to find.

Step 1

Create a single celled table on an assignment / page in canvas
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Step 2

Type in the Text you want the button to have in it, center that text, and then hyperlink that text
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Step 3

Shorten your table using the blue blocks at the corner - drag the table to be smaller
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Step 4

Center your table in the field using the Table Properties feature (
Hint: I always make my “border width = 3”. Just makes it prettier).

Table Properties
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Center Table
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Step 5

When table properties is open you will notice an “advanced” option right below the word “General”. Click on that and change the Tables border color and fill color. I always like choosing Dark blue for border and light blue for fill.
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Boom! You are done, you now have an awesome button that is very intuitive and easy for the kiddos to find. After a couple times, it takes me approximately 15 seconds to make a button but saves the headaches of helping students individually find their links/assignments.

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