You can set which page other component of your course appears first when students navigate to your course.
Read Me! - Only a published page may be set as the home page.
Choose Home > Choose Home Page > Syllabus
Create a page, then save to publish. If you already have a page published, make the page "Front Page"
Click Home button, then click "Choose Home Page" after setting the page as "Front Page"
The front page will remain set until you change it again.