Learn@UW - Rights to Manipulate Navigation Bars and Themes for a Course

This document is for Site Administrators only.

This document explains the rights used to conrol access to the Navigation Bars and Themes for courses.

A course navigation bar or navbar contains links to course functions and possibly to some external web pages. A navbar theme (previously referred to as a "navbar template" in earlier versions of the Learning Environment) controls the look and feel of a course navbar.

The rights to manipulate navbars and themes are controlled by two permission settings in the "Course Offering" column of the "Navbars" group:

  • Manage Navbars
  • Manage Navbar Themes
Each role can have its own set of permission settings. The possibilities are:
  1. You can Neither Manage Navbars nor Manage Navbar Themes.

    You may neither edit your course navbar nor do anything to themes and must use what has been set up for you.

  2. You can Manage Navbars but cannot Manage Navbar Themes.

    You may create, copy, and edit Navbars but not Themes. 

    Select Edit Course->Navigation & Themes and then Navbars from the top of the next screen to go to the "Navbars" page.  There you may create a new navbar, edit your existing navbars (click the link), and copy and edit existing shared navbars, but you cannot create or modify themes. The active navbar is indicated in the Active Navbar area.  Select a different navbar from the drop-down and press Apply to change to that navbar. 

  3. You can Manage Navbars and Manage Navbar Themes

    You may create, copy, and edit both Navbars and Navbar themes.

    Select Edit Course->Navigation & Themes and then Navbars from the top of the next screen to get to the "Navbars" page. There you may create a new navbar, edit your existing navbars  (click the link), and copy and edit existing shared navbars.

    Select Edit Course->Navigation & Themes and then Themes to go to the "Themes" page, where you can create new Themes or copy and edit existing Themes. On the "Navbars" page, when you create or edit Navbars, you can choose the theme on which the Navbar will be based.



Keywords:brightspace learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn d2l rights navigation bar theme template   Doc ID:2214
Owner:Joan W.Group:Learn@UW Utility
Created:2003-09-02 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-05-24 14:31 CDT
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