Topics in this article include:

Adding Items to the Course Menu

Adding a Content Area

Adding a Tool Link

Adding a Web Link

Editing or Removing Items from the Course Menu

Reordering Items in the Course Menu



By default your course menu may have some standard items, including Announcements, Course Content, Weekly Modules, Syllabus, Course Tools, etc. You may add or remove content from your course menu at any time.



Adding Items to the Course Menu

You may add different types of content to the course menu, including a content area (an area within your course where content is posted), tool link (link to a tool such as the Discussion Board or Blog), or web link (link to an external website, such as http://support.lesley.edu). 



Adding a Link to a Content Area

Content Areas are places in your course where you post course content, such as items, uploaded documents, assignments, and more.


To add a new Content Area, click the Add Menu Item button at the top left corner of the course menu.


This will open a menu. Select Content Area



Give your content area a name and check the box to make it visible to your students. Click Submit to save your changes.



Your new item will be added to the bottom of the course menu. 





You may add a link to any of the course tools including the Discussion Board, wiki, blog, journal, and more.


To add a new Tool Link, click the Add Menu Item button at the top left corner of the course menu.


This will open a menu. Select Tool Link.


Give your link a Name and select the appropriate tool from the Type drop-down list. Make sure Available to Users is checked. Click Submit to save your changes.




You may add a link to any external website.


To add a new Web Link, click the Add Menu Item button at the top left corner of the course menu.


This will open a menu. Select Web Link.


Give your link a Name and enter the URL of the web page to which you want to link. Make sure Available to Users is checked. Click Submit to save your changes.



Editing or Removing Items from the Course Menu

Select the item you wish to rename, hide, or remove. Hover your mouse over it until a chevron appears to the right.



Click the chevron to open a menu.  


Rename Link will allow you to rename your item.

Hide Link will allow you to hide the link from your students. You will still be able to access the link.

Delete will remove the link (and any associated content) from the course. You will be asked to confirm deletion.




Reordering Items in the Course Menu

To move or reorder items in the course menu, hover your mouse over the item until an arrow appears on the left side. Drag the item anywhere on the menu to reorder it.