How Do I Add a Custom Link to My Course Navigation?

Instructors can use the “Redirect App” to create a course site tool that links to a URL.

Go to Settings

Click the Apps Tab

This displays the 3rd-party apps that can be incorporated into Canvas.


In the Filter Box, enter “Redirect”

This displays the 3rd-party Redirect app.


Click the “Redirect App”


Click “Add App”

This displays the Add App form


In the Name Box, enter the Name of the link, in the URL Redirect box, enter the web address


Checkmark “Force open in new tab” and checkmark “Show In Course Navigation”


Click “Add App”

This will add a course navigation link to the URL. (Note: You will have to refresh the display to see the new course navigation link)