This feature is used with the Enable Dashboard Images for Courses feature option, which can be enabled by an institutional admin in Account Settings.
Course cards on the Dashboard can contain an image as uploaded through Course Settings. Images can be dragged and dropped into the browser window or uploaded from a computer. Accepted images include JPG, JPEG, GIF, and PNG files. Larger images may take a few seconds to process. Images can also be added from Flickr; the search field displays image results with a Creative Commons public domain license.
After an image has been uploaded, the image automatically displays in the Course Details page. The image display shown in Course Details is true to size; for best practice, images should be approximately 262 pixels wide by 146 pixels high.
Once the Course Details page is saved, the Dashboard image displays in the course card behind the course color. As with all courses shown in the Dashboard and Calendar, instructors cannot control the course color. Colors are automatically assigned by Canvas, though users can change the course color at any time.
Canvas Community contributions: use pictures for courses