The video tutorial demonstrating how to set up your navigation can be viewed below. Click the icon to the right of the volume control to view full screen. 

Step by step directions can be found below.

Setting Up Your Navigation

In this week’s tip we will demonstrate how to create additional buttons on your navigation bar within your dialogEDU site.

Step 1: Let’s go to the backend of the platform and navigate to the Customize tab on the left hand side of the screen and select Navigation.

You are now in the Navigation customization area. Here, you have the ability to add navigation buttons within a single navigation button creating a drop-down option on the front-end by clicking on +Add Items Inside. Additionally, you have the option of linking out buttons on the navigation bar to a non dialogEDU native site.

Step 2: Initially, you will only find one button on the Navigation customization page, the Home button. The Navigation.

Step 3: To create additional buttons, simply click on +Add Item. Each new item or button will need to be assigned a Path or URL, which will be the link that is called upon once the button is clicked on. Each native button to the platform has already been assigned a Path. We will use the table below as a key, so that we know what Path to assign to each of our new buttons.

Note: This table can be found in dialogEDU’s Module 2.

Standard options for inclusion in the Navigation Bar:

Home Page – This is your main page.

Programs – This is where you would provide the list of all the programs you will be offering in the Platform. It functions like a catalog and also provides direct access to programs in which learners are enrolled.

My Locker – This is the user/learner customized space. It shows the courses in which users/learners are enrolled, the discussions they are involved with, their documents, other learners’ profiles, etc. They can customize the area to view the information they access most often.

Discussion Area – This is the place for collaborative discussions for users/learners. This is also called Forums.

Interactions – This is the area for private, one-on-one discussions between the learner and the course facilitator. This is sometimes called Requests or Support.

Support– This tab gives learners direct access to technical support.

Other Options for the navigation bar – There are a variety of customizable options such as webinars, shared documents, etc.

Step 4: Once each new button or item has been created, this is what your navigation customization area will look like. Notice that each button has been assigned its own Path located directly beneath the name of the button. If you were to include a new button non-native to the platform, you would paste the URL inside of the Path field.

Step 5: Once you have added all of your buttons, your navigation bar will bear a resemblance to the screenshot below.

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