Navigation 2.0 structure

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This document outlines proposed re-organisations of the navigation block (and nav bar) to make it more user-centered and less Moodle-centered. It ties in very nicely with the new My Moodle page.

Version A

This is the version implemented in 2.0 Preview 1.


For a non-logged-in user

  • Home (links to site page)
  • Site forum
  • Site resource
  • etc
  • Courses
    • Humanities
      • English 101 ...
    • Science
      • Physics 101 ...

For a logged-in user

  • My Home (links to My Moodle /my/)
    • Site page (links to the main site page /, uses site shortname)
      • Site forum
      • Site resource etc
    • My profile (links to your own public profile /user/view.php)
      • Forum posts
      • Comments
      • Activity reports
      • Notes
    • My courses (doesn't show if user doesn't have any courses)
      • Physics 101
        • Participants
          • Fred ...
        • Topic 1
        • Topic 2
          • Forum A etc
      • Maths 101
        • Week 1
        • Week 2
          • Forum A etc
      • Chemistry 101
        • Topic 1
        • Topic 2
          • Forum A etc
    • Courses (only appears when looking at NON-enrolled courses or if there are no enrolled courses)
      • English 101
        • Participants
        • etc
    • Users (only appears when looking at other users outside of course context)
      • Fred (Only when looking at other users)
        • Edit profile ...
        • Forum posts
    • Blogs (link to all blogs /blog/)
      • All users
        • Fred
    • Tags (link to /tag/ page)
      • Indian Food (only when looking at a tag page)
    • Search (link to generic search page to find courses, users, content etc ... /search/)


Version B

This is the version implemented in 2.0 Preview 2.


For a non-logged-in user

  • Home (links to site page)
    • Site forum
    • Site resource
    • Courses
      • Humanities
        • English 101 ...
      • Science
        • Physics 101 ...

For a logged-in user

  • Home (links to Site OR My Home, depending on site+user prefs)
    • My Home (links to My Moodle /my/ if available)
    • Site (links to the main site page if available)
      • Users (more under here if looking at a user outside of course context)
      • Blogs (more under here if looking at blogs)
      • Tags (more under here if looking at tags)
      • Site forum
      • Site resource etc
    • My Profile (links to your own public profile /user/view.php)
      • Forum posts
      • Comments
      • Activity reports
      • Notes
    • My courses (doesn't show if user doesn't have any courses)
      • Physics 101
        • Participants
          • Fred ...
        • Topic 1
        • Topic 2
          • Forum A etc
      • Maths 101
        • Week 1
        • Week 2
          • Forum A etc
      • Chemistry 101
        • Topic 1
        • Topic 2
          • Forum A etc
    • Courses (only appears when looking at NON-enrolled courses or if there are no enrolled courses)
      • Humanities
        • English 101
          • Participants
          • etc