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Navigation block

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The navigation block appears on every page of the site. It contains an expanding tree menu which includes My Home, Site Pages, My Profile, and Courses. What appears in the navigation block depends on the role of the user, where they are in the Moodle site, and any settings that have been applied globally.

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Overview

The navigation block has links which can be expanded or collapsed.When logged in, a regular user will see the following as default:

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My home

This takes the user directly to their personal dashboard, sometimes known as My Moodle

Site pages

This expands to show pages and resources available site wide, for example, user blogs and a calendar. Any items which have been added to the front page, such as resources/activities from the Main Menu block, or the Site News will also appear here. Other items depend on the role of the user, so an administrator will see reports and notes, for instance.

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My profile

This expands to allow regular users to view (and, if allowed, edit) their profile, view their forum posts, view and add and blog entries and messages and access their private files, providing these features have been enabled by the administrator. The administrator will also have a link here to Notes and Activity reports.

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My courses

This expands to show courses the user is enrolled in. An administrator sees this link as "Courses", which expands to the course categories.

Once inside a course, the block expands to show each section of the course and activities/resources which are in that section.

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Navigation block settings

An administrator can change navigation settings, such as the default home page, and whether to show course categories in the navigation, in Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Navigation. See Navigation for details.