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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Navigation.

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{{stub}}<p class="note">'''Please refer to [[TOC_with_notes#Navigation|these notes]] before editing this page.'''</p>{{Navigation}}
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{{Site appearance}}
In Moodle 2.0 onwards, there are two standard blocks on every page:
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There are two standard blocks on every page - the Navigation block and the Administration block.
  
[[Image:Navigation and Settings.png|frame|right|Edit tool bar]]
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=== Navigation block===
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== Navigation block==  
The Navigation block provide easy access to '''view''' various sections of the Moodle site and includes
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*My home - a personalised home page displaying links to the courses a user is associated with and activity information (such as unread forum posts and upcoming assignments)
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The [[Navigation block]] provide easy access to '''view''' various sections of the Moodle site and includes
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*Dashboard- a personalised home page displaying links to the courses a user is associated with and activity information (such as unread forum posts and upcoming assignments)
 
*Site pages - links to site pages and resources from the front page of Moodle
 
*Site pages - links to site pages and resources from the front page of Moodle
*My profile - quick links allowing a user to view their profile, forums posts, blogs and messages as well as manage their private files
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*My courses - expands to show courses the user is enrolled in.
*My courses - lists (by course shortname) and links to courses the user is associated with. Click the course's shortname to view the front page of the course or use the arrows to navigate quickly to a specific section, resource or activity.
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===Keyboard support for navigation===
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*Keyboard/Screenreader and Voice input users can access navigation by using the Tab, Space, Enter and right/left arrow keys.
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==Administration block==
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The [[Administration block]] provides you with easy access to change various settings of a Moodle site.  This block shows contextual settings (the settings for a forum when you are viewing it as an editing user) as well as settings for anything else you have permissions for.
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==Site administration settings==
  
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An administrator can change navigation settings, such as the default home page for users, and whether to show course categories in the navigation, in ''Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Navigation''.
  
===Settings block===
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If ''Show course full names'' is enabled, courses in the Navigation block will be shown with their full name rather than their short name.
The Settings block provides you with easy access to '''change''' various settings of a Moodle site.  This block shows contextual settings (the settings for a forum when you are viewing it as an editing user) as well as settings for anything else you have permissions for.  All users have access to edit their profile and message settings from this block as well as their Blog preferences.
 
  
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'''New in 2.9:''' If ''navshowcategories'' is enabled, but there is only one category on the site, it will not display in the navigation bar.
  
Navigation and Settings in Moodle 2.0 video:
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'''New in 2.9:''' The setting ''Always link course sections'' can be enabled to link the course sections. When a course name is clicked either in the navigation block or the central course  content area, it will go straight to  the items in that section.
  
<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AskwBwk84M</mediaplayer>
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==Note for administrators==
  
==See also==
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If you are not ''directly'' associated with a course (that is, if you don't have a teacher, student or other role actually defined in the course) it will not appear in your Navigation menu. Also, if you are not directly associated with at least one course in a category, the category will not appear in your Navigation menu.
  
* [[Development:Navigation 2.0]]
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Latest revision as of 07:16, 7 May 2015

There are two standard blocks on every page - the Navigation block and the Administration block.


Navigation block

The Navigation block provide easy access to view various sections of the Moodle site and includes

  • Dashboard- a personalised home page displaying links to the courses a user is associated with and activity information (such as unread forum posts and upcoming assignments)
  • Site pages - links to site pages and resources from the front page of Moodle
  • My courses - expands to show courses the user is enrolled in.

Keyboard support for navigation

  • Keyboard/Screenreader and Voice input users can access navigation by using the Tab, Space, Enter and right/left arrow keys.

Administration block

The Administration block provides you with easy access to change various settings of a Moodle site. This block shows contextual settings (the settings for a forum when you are viewing it as an editing user) as well as settings for anything else you have permissions for.

Site administration settings

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

If Show course full names is enabled, courses in the Navigation block will be shown with their full name rather than their short name.

New in 2.9: If navshowcategories is enabled, but there is only one category on the site, it will not display in the navigation bar.

New in 2.9: The setting Always link course sections can be enabled to link the course sections. When a course name is clicked either in the navigation block or the central course content area, it will go straight to the items in that section.

Note for administrators

If you are not directly associated with a course (that is, if you don't have a teacher, student or other role actually defined in the course) it will not appear in your Navigation menu. Also, if you are not directly associated with at least one course in a category, the category will not appear in your Navigation menu.