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Welcome to Your Dashboard

The Dashboard (the default page when you log in to MyCourses) contains:

  • Main navigation: Available throughout MyCourses!
  • Course Information: A brief summary of information about your courses, with links to complete lists of Courses, Tasks, Events, and Announcements

Note

Please see About the Course Information Panels below for more detailed information about when courses appear on your Dashboard list.

    • My Courses: Includes courses you are taking, teaching, or following.
    • Tasks: Includes active tasks, in descending order by due date.
    • Course Activity: Includes upcoming Events and current Announcements.
  • Tools and Resource: Your favorites from the Faculty Resources/Student Resources, Applications, Reports and MyLinks pages.

About the Course Information Panels

An important note about the Course Information panels is that if you have many courses, tasks, or activity items, the overflow will not be shown in these panels. You will need to click "Browse Courses" or "See All (Tasks, Events, Announcements)" to view a complete list.

Here is how we determine which items are shown on the dashboard:

Current Courses

Current courses are shown in alphabetical order by course title. If all of your current courses do not fit in the Dashboard panel, click Browse Courses to see all of your courses.

    • Courses you are taking are considered current from 10 days before the start of the course until the end date of the course.
    • Courses you are teaching are considered current from 120 days before the course until the end date of the course.
    • Courses you are following are considered current from the start date of the course until the end date of the course.

Past Courses

Past Courses shows your most recent past courses, in descending order by the course's end date.

Tasks

Outstanding tasks (as many as will fit in the dashboard panel) are shown in descending order by due date.

Events

Events from your current courses are shown, starting at midnight on the current day, in ascending order by start time.

Announcements

Active announcements from your current courses are shown in descending order by date posted.

Questions?

Contact us at mycourses_support@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-1173.