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Using the navigation editor to add pages and links to a departments secondary navigation




  • How do I navigate to the Navigation editor for a department?
    If you are in the department view of a department, click on the department’s name located at the top left hand side of the window. A drop down window will appear, select Edit Navigation. If you are previewing the page, click on the folder icon to the right of Edit Page and select Edit Navigation.  Both will take you to the Navigation Editor, a window showing a representation of the navigation for the department that you are in.


  • How do add a page to the navigation?
    Navigate to the Navigation Editor, click on Add Menu Item and choose either Link (static page) or Module (dynamically created page). Fill out the Label field with how you would like it read in the side navigation bar.

    To link to pages click on Browse Pages and either click on the plus sign to the right of the page that you would like to link to or click on Create Page to create a new page. A window will appear where you would enter the title of the page and then click on Create. You will be taken back to a list of pages where you will need to click on the plus side to the right of the page you just created. After selecting the page that you want to link to, click Create which will take you back to the Navigation Editor where you would click on the green Save in the upper right hand corner.

  • How do add a module page to the navigation? 
    To create a page that pulls data from one of the modules in a department, click on the department’s name in the upper left hand corner and select Edit Navigation.

    While in the Navigation Editor click on Add Menu Item and choose Module. Fill out the Label field with how you would like it to read in the side navigation bar, then select what module type the page should pull the data from and finally if the page should be hidden or not (by default all pages are not hidden). Click Create which will take you back to the Navigation Editor where you will need to click on the green Save in the upper right hand corner.

  • How do I remove an item in the Navigation Editor?
    To the right of the page title In the Navigation Editor that you would like to delete there is vertical line of three dots, when you click on that a menu appear where you will need to select Delete. This will remove the item from the navigation but does not delete the page itself. After removing the link remember to click on the green Save in the upper right hand corner.


  • How do I modify an item in the Navigation Editor?
    To modify and item that is located in a vertical navigation bar navigate to the Navigation Editor for the department, click on the vertical line of three dots located to the right of the page title you would like to change, select Modify from the menu. From there you will be able to edit the link of the element. Either associating it with another page, file or external website. After modifying the link remember to click on the green Save in the upper right hand corner.


  • How do I add a child page?
    While in the Navigation Editor, click on the vertical line of three dots located to the right of the page title you would like to add a child page to, select Add Child from the selection. From there you will be able to link to pages that have been created, files or external websites. Remember to enter what you would like to be displayed in the navigation in the Label field for the child page  and finally click create. After creating the child page remember to click on the green Save in the upper right hand corner.

    Note
    : Child pages are good for organizational purposes of pages that are similarly themed, such as; homework (for different sections like math, reading and etc..), agendas (for different school years) and etc. They can be kept hidden, so they aren’t showing in the navigation, but linked to so they can be visited when needed.


  • How do I change the order of a vertical navigation bar?
    To change the order of the vertical navigation bar, navigate to the Navigation Editor for the department and click on the up or down arrows located to the right of the page titles. After organizing the pages to how you would like, click on the green Save in the upper right hand corner.


  • How do I create a link so it opens either a pdf or an external website?
    To create a link in the Navigation Editor so it opens either a pdf or an external website click on Add Menu Item followed by Link. Fill out the Label field with what you would like it read in the side navigation and then  Browse Files if you would like to linkto a file. Navigate to the file you would like to link to or upload the file from your computer. Select the file by clicking on the plus sign to the right of the file name. If it is an external website enter the URL in the URL field.

    While still creating/editing the navigation element, click on the Advanced tab button in the top menu and change the target to New Window (_blank) followed by Create. You will be taken back to the Navigation Editor where you will need to  click on the green Save in the upper right hand corner.


  • How do I unhide/hide a page?
    To hide or unhide a page that is hidden click on the title of the page in the Navigation Editor, then click on the switch next to Hidden so it changes to green. telling you it is now hidden. To unhide a page, click on the Hidden selection so it grays out followed by Update. After hiding/unhiding pages remember to click on the green Save in the upper right hand corner.