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Cobra Learning - Creating and Managing Navbars

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Creating a navbar

Notes
  • You cannot add all tools and functionality to a navbar. Some tools are only accessible in widgets and on the minibar.
  • Since the minibar contains links to My Home, courses, Email, Pager, and user settings, the links on your navbar should primarily be tools participants need to complete course work.

Create a navbar

  1. On the Navbars page, click Create Navbar.
  2. Enter a Name and Description for your navbar.
  3. If you are creating a navbar at the organization, department, or course template level, select Share with child org units to share the navbar.
  4. If you want to select a different navbar theme, click Change Theme.
  5. Click Create Custom Link in a link area if you want to create and add a custom link to the area. Complete the Create Custom Link form and click Create.
  6. Click Add Links in a link area to add existing links and link groups to a navbar. Select the check boxes beside the links you want to add and click Add. Click and drag a link to move it to a different link area or reorder it within the same link area.

    Note  The list of links available depends on the tools your organization uses, the custom links and link groups available, and the tools enabled for your course.

    Tip  Add the Admin Tools link to a link area to access the Admin Tools menu. You can use this link to replace the Admin Tools widget, or include it as an additional access point.

  7. If your navbar theme includes a Title panel, you can click on it to modify the title displayed. Make your changes and click Hide Properties.
  8. Consider renaming each link area's heading to provide better wayfinding language for screen reader users. See Rename a link area for more information about renaming link areas.
  9. Click Save and Close.

Managing navbars

At the organization level, navbars listed on the Navbars page display information about whether a navbar is shared to other org units, and how many of them have the navbar set to Active. At the course offering level, all navbars listed on the Navbars page display information about whether they are shared from another org unit (such as a department, course template, or the organization), and the name of the org unit sharing the navbar. If you have permission to manage shared navbars, the name of the org unit sharing its navbar becomes a link to the Navbars page where the navbar was created.

You can only share navbars with child org units below the org unit in which they were created. For example, if you create a navbar in a department you can only share it with all courses in that department.

  1. Change a course navbar
  2. Copy an existing navbar
  3. Edit a navbar
  4. Edit the current navbar
  5. Remove links from a navbar
  6. Reorder links
  7. Show or hide a link's text or icon
  8. Rename a link area
  9. Preview a navbar
  10. Delete a navbar

Change a course navbar

  1. On the Navbars page, choose your navbar from the Active Navbar drop-down list.
  2. Click Apply.

Copy an existing navbar

On the Navbars page, click  Copy from the context menu of the navbar you want to copy.

Edit a navbar

  1. On the Navbars page, click on the navbar you want to edit.
  2. Make your changes, click Save and Close.

Edit the current navbar

  1. Click the  Edit this navbar icon that appears beside in the course navbar.
  2. Make your changes, then click Save and Close.

Remove links from a navbar

  1. On the Navbars page, click on the navbar you want to remove links from.
  2. Hover over the link you want to remove and click the  Remove icon.
  3. Click Save and Close.

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Reorder links

  1. On the Navbars page, click on the navbar you want to reorder links for.
  2. In the Links section, click and drag the link you want to its new position. You can also click and drag a link to a different link area. Do this for each link you want to reorder.
  3. Click Save and Close.

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Show or hide a link's text or icon

  1. On the Navbars page, click on the navbar you want to modify links for.
  2. Click on the link you want to modify.
  3. In the link's Properties, choose Custom Style.
  4. Select how you want the link to appear from the Custom Style drop-down list.
  5. Click Hide Properties to continue modifying other links.
  6. When finished, click Save and Close.

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Rename a link area

By default, the link areas in a navbar are called the Top Left Link Area, Top Right Link Area, Bottom Left Link Area, and Bottom Right Link Area. You can rename these link areas with your own headings to provide users with a better sense of navigation. For example, screen reader users can orient themselves to a navbar more quickly if headings effectively communicate the type of tools found in each link area.

  1. On the Navbars page, click on the navbar you want to rename a link area for.
  2. Click on the link area you want to rename.
  3. In the link area's Properties, select the check box beneath Rename Link Area and enter a new name in the text field.
  4. Click Hide Properties to continue modifying other link areas' names.
  5. When finished, click Save and Close.

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Preview a navbar

  1. On the Navbars page, click  Preview from the context menu of the navbar you want to preview.
  2. Click Close to return to the Navbars page.

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Delete a navbar

On the Navbars page, click delete Delete from the context menu of the navbar you want to delete. You cannot delete an Active navbar or a Default navbar, and you can only delete a navbar from the org unit (or organization) in which it was created.

Important  If you delete a navbar that is shared to child org units, all child org units using the navbar will automatically revert to the Default navbar.

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Keywords:Cobra navigation navbar homepage   Doc ID:47405
Owner:Lori W.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-02-19 10:15 CDTUpdated:2015-02-19 17:41 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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