Welcome to Your Dashboard
The Dashboard (the default page when you log in to MyCourses) contains:
- Main navigation: Available throughout MyCourses!
- Search: Use integrated Google search to find people, courses, videos, and more.
- Courses, Faculty Resources/Student Resources, and Tools: Red buttons link to the main areas of the site.
- My Account: Your account preferences and settings.
- Calendar: All of your course events in a calendar format.
- eCommons: Link to eCommons, HMS's Intranet portal.
- Course Information: A brief summary of information about your courses, with links to complete lists of Courses, Tasks, Events, and Announcements
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 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 shows your most recent past courses, in descending order by the course's end date.
Outstanding tasks (as many as will fit in the dashboard panel) are shown in descending order by due date.
Events from your current courses are shown, starting at midnight on the current day, in ascending order by start time.
Active announcements from your current courses are shown in descending order by date posted.