This browser does not support basic Web standards, preventing the display of our site's intended design. May we suggest that you upgrade your browser?

Desire2Learn 9.0

Creating and Activating Navigation Bars

Navigation bars, or navbars, provide quick links to different areas of the online course. You can create new navigation bars and change the active navigation bar.

To change the tools on a navigation bar, see Customizing the Navigation Bars.

return to topCopying a Navigation Bar

Copying an existing navigation bar allows you to customize the navigation bar while keeping the option of returning to the existing navigation bar in its original state. All the links from the navigation bar you copy will be present on the copy.
NOTE: To start with a blank navigation bar, see Creating a New Navigation Bar.

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Eau Claire Courses widget, select the desired course
    The Course Home page appears.

  2. On the Navigation bar, click EDIT COURSE

  3. In the General section, click NAVIGATIONNavigation button
    The Navbars pane appears.

  4. Next to the navigation bar you wish to copy, click COPYCopy button
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  5. Click YES
    The copy will appear in the Navbars section.

  6. Click on the copy
    The Edit Navbar pane appears.

  7. Select the Properties tab

  8. In the Name text box, rename the navigation bar

  9. Click SAVE

  10. Select the Links tab

  11. Make the desired changes
    NOTE: See Customizing the Navigation Bars for more information on how to add links.

  12. To start using this navigation bar, see Activating a Navigation Bar

return to topCreating a New Navigation Bar

Instead of customizing an existing navigation bar, you may want to create an entirely new one. This is especially convenient if you wish to reuse the existing navigation bar in its original state.
NOTE:
If you create a new navigation bar, you will have to place all the tools you want to use on it yourself. To start with the basic links, see Copying a Navigation Bar.

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Eau Claire Courses widget, select the desired course
    The Course Home page appears.

  2. On the Navigation bar, click EDIT COURSE

  3. In the General section, click NAVIGATIONNavigation button
    The Navbars pane appears.
    Navbars pane

  4. Click NEW NAVBAR
    The New Navbar pane appears.

  5. In the Name text box, type the desired name

  6. OPTIONAL: In the Description text box, type a description

  7. Click SAVE

  8. Select the Links tab

  9. Make the desired changes
    NOTE: See Customizing the Navigation Bars for more information on how to add links.

return to topActivating a Navigation Bar

Once you have created your navigation bar you must activate it.

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Eau Claire Courses widget, select the desired course
    The Course Home page appears.

  2. On the Navigation bar, click EDIT COURSE

  3. In the General section, click NAVIGATIONNavigation button
    The Navbars pane appears.

  4. In the Active Navbar section, click CHANGE

  5. From the pull-down menu, select the navigation bar you wish to activate

  6. Click APPLY
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  7. Click SET ACTIVE
    The navigation bar is activated.

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.