Primary navigation in Learning Environment displays across the top of every page. The primary navigation includes two types of navigation bars in Learning Environment: the minibar and the navbar.
On the Course Home page, do one of the following:
Legacy themes are navbar templates created prior to Learning Environment 9.0. Legacy themes appear similar to current themes, but legacy themes were built on an older technology still supported by the current Learning Environment.
The new Navigation & Themes tool allows greater design flexibility, and supports a variety of layouts you can use to style navbars. Your navbars and legacy themes are automatically migrated when you upgrade from a pre-Learning Environment 9.0 release to Learning Environment 9.0 or later. You can still edit and share legacy themes, however, your ability to copy these items is restricted.
Legacy themes are still supported in Learning Environment 10, and they are listed in the same location as the new themes. If you select a legacy theme to edit it, you are taken to the legacy Edit Theme page. You can only use the legacy Edit Theme page for migrated legacy themes; you cannot create new themes based on the legacy tool. We recommend that you recreate legacy themes in the current Navigation & Themes tool for improved accessibility and flexible layout options.
All your existing navbars are migrated to the new Navigation & Themes tool. Your theme, name, description, links, and title are maintained.
The following applies to migrated navbars:
Your navbars will be fully migrated and should work seamlessly in the new Navigation & Themes tool.
The navbar contains links to course-specific and organization-wide tools and resources. Each course (or org unit) has its own navbar that links to relevant tools for that course. You can create custom links and link groups if you want to include URL links to third-party tools and other areas of Learning Environment.
Your organization or specific department can share navbars with courses and other org units to ensure consistent branding and navigation. If you have permission to manage navbars, you can use a shared navbar or create a navbar specifically for your course. New course offerings (or org units) use the default navbar set by the organization (or parent org unit).
Note Navbars created at the course level cannot be shared with other courses, but you can create and store them inside a course template to make them available in course offerings that use the course template.
Navbars consist of two components: a theme that controls the look of the navbar, and the navbar itself that controls the links available on the navbar. See Themes  for more information on how to create themes for navbars.
At the organization level, navbars listed on the Navbars page display information about whether a navbar is shared to other org units, and how many of them have the navbar set to Active. At the course offering level, all navbars listed on the Navbars page display information about whether they are shared from another org unit (such as a department, course template, or the organization), and the name of the org unit sharing the navbar. If you have permission to manage shared navbars, the name of the org unit sharing its navbar becomes a link to the Navbars page where the navbar was created.
You can only share navbars with child org units below the org unit in which they were created. For example, if you create a navbar in a department you can only share it with all courses in that department.
Note The list of links available depends on the tools your organization uses, the custom links and link groups available, and the tools enabled for your course. See Setting up course tools  for more information about course tool availability.
Tip Add the Admin Tools link to a link area to access the Admin Tools menu. You can use this link to replace the Admin Tools widget, or include it as an additional access point.
On the Navbars page, click Copy from the context menu of the navbar you want to copy.
By default, the link areas in a navbar are called the Top Left Link Area, Top Right Link Area, Bottom Left Link Area, and Bottom Right Link Area. You can rename these link areas with your own headings to provide users with a better sense of navigation. For example, screen reader users can orient themselves to a navbar more quickly if headings effectively communicate the type of tools found in each link area.
On the Navbars page, click Delete from the context menu of the navbar you want to delete. You cannot delete an Active navbar or a Default navbar, and you can only delete a navbar from the org unit (or organization) in which it was created.
Important If you delete a navbar that is shared to child org units, all child org units using the navbar will automatically revert to the Default navbar.
The minibar always displays at the top of a page. It enables users to switch between courses or return to the organization homepage. The minibar also contains alerts specific to individual users and their courses; and a personal menu with links to profile, notifications, account settings, and progress.
Note The minibar is managed at the organization level.
Create and add custom links to navbars to provide users with direct URL links to third-party tools, and other areas of Learning Environment. If you edit a custom link, changes are reflected in the navbars and org units currently using the link.
Note If you want to open the link in a "new window", you can specify the new window's Width, Height, and Browser Attributes.
Custom link groups are individual links grouped together into sets of links. You can create custom link groups and use effective link group names to suggest relationships or common features each group shares. For example, you could create an "Assessments" link group that contains links to the Quizzes, Dropbox, Surveys, and Self Assessments tools.
When you create a custom link group and add it to a navbar link area, the link group appears as a drop-down menu labeled with the custom link group name.
When you edit a custom link or link group, changes are reflected in all navbars using it.
When you remove sharing from a custom link or link group, the custom link or link group no longer appears in the navbars and org units currently using it except the org unit it was created in.
Note The custom link or link group is removed from all navbars and org units including those it is shared to.