If you’re an instructor of record for a course, that course will automatically populate into your Dashboard. If you’re not the instructor of record, you’ll need to accept an invitation to a given course before you can participate in that course.
- As an instructor, you may also need to invite others to your course. See adding users to a course and editing user roles in a course for more details.
If this is your first time using Canvas, you may also find these resources useful: