D2L - Add a Tool to the Navigation Bar

Last Updated: 05/06/2014

Overview

The following documentation will demonstrate how to add a tool to the course navigation menu.

*Note: The default course Navbar does not have the ability to be editted. A new Navbar will need to be created in order to add links/tools.

This tutorial is operating system independent.

Step 1

Log into your course and click on Edit Course.

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Step 2

Click Navigation & Themes.

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Step 3

Click on the title of the active navigation bar, denoted by (Active) next to the title.

*Note: You can create a new Navbar by creating a blank Navbar or by copying an existing Navbar. To create a Navbar:

Create a blank Navbar Copy existing Navbar
  1. Click the Create Navbar button.
  2. Enter a title in the Name: text field.
  3. Move to step 4 below.
  1. Click the Copy icon in the drop-down menu to the right of the Navbar you wish to copy.
  2. Click the newly created Navbar link (named Copied Navbar Name Copy).
  3. Rename your Navbar if you wish, then move to step 4 below.

 

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Step 4

In the location that you would like to add a tool click Add Links.

*Note: The links that appear on the main course navigation bar are located in the the Bottom Left Link Area and Bottom Right Link Area.

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Step 5

Find the tool you would like to add to the bar, and check the box next to the tool. Click Add

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Step 6

When done adding links, click Save and Close

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Step 7

Make sure that your Navbar is set to active. If not select your Navbar from the drop-down menu. Click Apply.

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Step 8

Your tool will be displayed on the navigation bar once you leave the Edit Navbar screen.




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