Creating the structure and flow for your course can seriously up its ease of use. Modules, Text Headers, a Homepage, and Course Navigation can all help.
Use Modules to help structure your course content into units, chapters, modules, or weeks. Create an extra module to house items related to a project or other major component of your course.
Within a Module, Text Headers can help bring a student's attention to specific assignments, activities, or content.
By default, the Modules View of the course acts as the Homepage for your course. Choose to customize the look of your course by creating a new Content Page, then setting it as the Course Homepage.
It's unlikely you'll use every facet of your Canvas course. Hide the unused areas of your course to avoid student confusion.