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Modifying an Existing Navigation Bar

When a D2L course site is created, it is loaded with a pre-determined set of tool links in the navigation bars that run along the top of the screen. To change the links available follow the instructions below. If you have previously modified the navigation bar of a course, skip to step 3 and then skip steps 7-8.

Click Navigation and Themes1. Go to Edit Course and click Navigation & Themes.


Select Copy2. Before modifying the navigation bar, you'll need to make a copy of the Default Navbar that was preloaded in your course. To do this, click the down arrow to the right of Default Course Home Navbar and select Copy.


Click Navbar Name3. Click the name of the Navbar copy you just made.


Rename Navbar4. Rename the navigation bar so that it resembles the name of your course. You can also fill in a Description of the navigation bar if you'd like.


Modify Links5. Use the Links area near the bottom of the screen to modify the links that appear on your navigation bar.

  • To remove a link, click the X that appears when you hover over the link.
  • To add links, click the Add Links button. 
  • To change the order of links, click the link you'd like to move and drag it to where you'd like it to be.
  • Click the Create Custom Links button to add custom links. 

6. Click the blue Save and Close button when you are done. This will return you to the Navigation & Themes screen.


Click Apply Button7. Once you have finished modifying your navigation bar, you'll need to make it the active navigation bar for the course. On the main Navigation & Themes screen, use the Active Navbar drop down menu to select your navigation bar.

8. Click the Apply button.