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Navigation Bar

Primary navigation displays across the top of every page. The primary navigation includes two types of navigation bars: the minibar and the navbar. These navigation bars contain a course or organization title, your username, and a set of links 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.


  1. My Home link to the organization home page
  2. Course selector
  3. Alerts
  4. Personal menu

Course selector

Your courses are listed in the course selector, and you can sort them by course name or by date last accessed. You can also select specific courses from the course selector and pin them to the top of the list for easier navigation.

Access a course

Access the course you want from the course selector. Click Load More Courses to expand the course list, or use the Search field to find your course.

Course Selector


Messages  Email and Pager messages.

Updates  New and updated announcements, upcoming end dates and due dates, and new and updated grades.

Subscriptions  New discussion posts in forums, topics, and specific message threads you subscribed to.

If you have unread alerts, a red circle appears on the appropriate alert icon.

Example of a new unread item in the Update alert

Personal menu

The personal menu contains links to your profile, notification options, account settings, progress and logout. Click your name on the minibar to open the personal menu.

Personal Menu


The navbar contains links to course-specific and organization-wide tools and resources. Each course has its own navbar that links to relevant tools for that course.


The top section provides links to Email, Calendar, Chat, Pager and Links.

The bottom section provides links to Course Home, Content, Discussions, Assignments, Assessments, Roster, Grades, and More Tools.

The Assessments option is a dropdown that provides links to Assessments, Self Assessments and Surveys.


The More Tools option is a dropdown that provides links to Attendance, User Progress, Checklists, Groups and Rubrics.

More Tools

These links are the default links that are active for a course. Some of these tools be have been deactivated by the instructor.