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print Keywords: navigate, click, link, menu, heading, home page, My home, pages, courses, module topics, course navigation, usability

What is it?

The navigation block displays an expanding tree menu which can include links to the Home page, Courses, Course structure/sections etc. What appears in the navigation block also depends on the role of the user, where they are in the Moodle site, and any settings that have been applied globally.

Why use it?

The navigation block can be used to provide navigation links to other areas of Moodle and/or to sections within a Moodle course.

Who can use it?

Everyone can use the block once they log in to Moodle.

Before I start...

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Meeting the Baseline

The  UCL Connected Learning Baseline  suggests the following for  Structure :

  • 1.2 Minimise cognitive load - Avoid overloading the front page by placing content off the main page in  Pages,  Books, and  Lessons, and by hiding unused items.

How do I set one up?

The navigation block is not set up by default on all Moodle courses, to set it up you'll need to:

  • Switch the toggle to edit mode on.
  • In the block drawer on the right-hand side, click + Add a block.
  • Scroll down and select 'Navigation'.
  • Next, click the cog icon and select 'Configure Navigation block'.
  • Then select the dropdown next to '
  • Finally, click 'Save changes'.

Further help

Further guidance on the Navigation block is available from Moodle Docs.

If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).

If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.


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