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. These navigation bars contain a course or organization title, your username, and a set of links and link groups that help you navigate to different tools and pages.
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, notification, and account settings.
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 praent 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.
On the Course Home page, do one of the following:
- Click the Manage Navigation & Themes icon that appears beside the course navbar.
- Click Navigation & Themes in the Course Administration widget.
- Click Edit Course on the navbar, then click Navigation & Themes on the Course Administration page.
Navigation help topics
- Creating a navbar
- Managing navbars
- Creating custom navbar links and link groups
- Managing custom navbar links and link groups
- Understanding how navbars and legacy navbar templates are migrated
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