Creating an engaging front page of your Canvas course is important. This page should communicate to students the most important areas of focus and direct their learning. Last year I saw a lot of popularity with creating Canva graphics and using them as buttons on the front page, laying them out with a table. This is actually a poor accessibility practice.
What my suggestion will be this year it to create a Genially interactive image and embed it on the front page (including a direct link to the page of course as well for accessibility). Here is an example front page
I created for my tech course for my teachers, here is a short silent video
showing how this looks and works on a Canvas page. I made a Genially template
that you can use to create your own version. Change the boxes to colors of your choice and add text, images, and content in each box and link it to Canvas pages or other sites for students to navigate too. You can embed these nicely into your LMS.
If you make a front page for your course I would love to see it!