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Navbars in BeachBoard

About 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 copy of the default navbar needs to be created. It is not recommended to create a new navbar from scratch.

Creating an Editable Navbar

  1. Click on Edit Course.
  2. Click on Navigation & Themes. 
  3. Locate Course Default and click the drop-down.  A menu will appear and choose the Copy option. 
    copying a nav bar
  4. Select the Copy Course Default from the drop-down and click Apply.
    Set active nav bar
  5. Once your Course Default copy is active a message will appear at the bottom of the screen.

Adding Links to the Navbar

  1. On the main Navbars page, click the name of the navbar you want to edit. 
  2. The navigation page is divided into 4 sections.  The section in the lower left is where functions can be added to your navigation bar.
    Adding links to a nav bar
  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.
  4. Select the checkbox next to the link you wish to add.
    Add nav bar link check boxes
  5. Click Add. 
    1. Note: Certain links such as lecture videos are found in the “Custom Links” tab.

Removing a Tool or Link from a Navbar

  1. On the main Navbars page, click the name of the navbar you want to edit.
  2. Once you click on the navbar (Copy Default – Copy). Hover your cursor over the link and a X symbol will appear.  Click on the X if you want to remove that tool from the navigation bar.
    Removing a nav bar link
  3. When finished click on Save and Close.

Reordering Links

  1. On the main Navbars page, click the name of the navbar you want to edit.
  2. Select the link you want to move and drag it to the desired location.
  3. Once the link is moved click Save and Close.

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.
  2. Click on the link you want to edit.
  3. A new drop-down window will appear.  From the Link Style drop-down menu, select Text Only, Icon Only, or Icon and Text.
  4. Click Save.

Deleting a Navbar

On the main Navbar page, click the Delete icon from the drop-down menu beside the navbar’s name.

Deleting a nav bar