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Navigation

The default Navigation bar contains links to the various areas and tools within BeachBoard, including Course Home, Content, and Grades, among others. You can customize your Navigation bar to include other tools such as Groups, Rubrics, and Surveys. 

Understanding Navbars

Navbars, or navigation bars, are a set of links across the top of all pages that are used to navigate between tools and the homepages. Each course has its own course navbar that links to relevant tools for that course. The top left links of the navbar, including MyHome, Library, and BeachBoard Help, remain constant to enable moving between courses and the My Home homepage. 

By default new courses use the Course Default navbar. The Course Default navbar cannot be edited; to add or remove tools from the Course Default Navbar, a new navbar needs to be created. 

Navbar Link Locations

  • Top Left: Personal tools (My Home, Blog, ePortfolio, Library, BeachBoard Help)
  • Top Right: Date
  • Bottom Left: Course tools (Course Home, Dropbox, Discussions, Grades, etc.)
  • Bottom Right: Edit Course, Logout

Creating an Editable Navbar

The easiest way to create an editable navbar is by copying the Course Default Navbar.

  1. Click on Edit Course.
    Edit Course screenshot
  2. Click on Navigation.
    Navigation screenshot
  3. Locate Course Default and click the copy course Copy Course Default  icon to its right.
    Copy Course Default screenshot
  4. Click Yes in the "Confirm that you wish to create a copy of a "Course Default" window."
    Copy of Course Default confirmation screenshot
  5. Click Change.
    Change Course Default screenshot
  6. Select the Copy Course Default from the dropdown and click Apply.
    Apply screenshot
  7. Click Set Active in the "Confirm you want "Copy of Course Default" as the Active Navbar."
    Set Active Confirmation screenshot
  8. You can preview your changes in the previewPreview   area.

Adding Links to the Navbar

  1. On the main Navbars page, click the name of the navbar you want to edit.
    Name of Navbar to Edit screenshot
  2. Click the Links tab.
    Links Tab screenshot
  3. Select Add Links. We highly recommend only adding links to the bottom left link area to ensure easy navigation back to the My Home homepage and a consistent look and feel for students and instructors.
    Add Links screenshot
  4. Select the check box next to the link you wish to add.
  5. Click Add.
    Check and Add link screenshot

Removing a tool or link from a Navbar

  1. On the main Navbars page, click the name of the navbar you want to edit.
    Name of Navbar to Edit screenshot
  2. Select the Links tab.
    Links Tab screenshot
  3. Open the Actions context menu for the desired link by clicking on the arrow to its right.
  4. Select Remove . Note: Please only remove links from the bottom left link area.
    Remove Link screenshot

Reordering links

  1. On the main Navbars page, click the name of the navbar you want to edit.
    Name of Navbar to Edit screenshot
  2. Select the Links tab.
    Links Tab screenshot
  3. Open the Actions context menu for the desired link by clicking on the arrow to its right.
  4. Select Move Left, Move Right or Move Link To .
    Move link screenshot

Showing or hiding a link's text or icon

  1. On the main Navbars page, click the name of the navbar you want to edit.
    Name of Navbar to Edit screenshot
  2. Select the Links tab.
    Links Tab screenshot
  3. Open the Actions context menu for the desired link by clicking on the arrow to its right.
  4. Select Customize Link Display .
    Customize Link Display screenshot
  5. From the Link Style drop-down menu, select Text Only , Icon Only or Icon and Text .
  6. Click Save .
    Link Style screenshot

Deleting a Navbar

On the main Navbar page, click the Delete icon beside the navbar's name.
Navbar Delete screenshot

Warning You cannot undo this action. When you delete a navbar that is being used, the course using the navbar is forced to use the Course Default navbar. You cannot delete the Course Default navbar and you can only delete the copy.

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