Adding Links to the Brightspace Navbar

  1. Select Course Admin from the navbar at the top of the page.
  2. Select Navigation & Themes from the section labeled Site Setup.
  3. If you only see a navbar titled Course Default, you will need to make a copy of this navbar. To copy the default navbar, select copy, from the drop-down menu next to the Course Default navbar in the list of navbar titles. The new copy is automatically named Copy of Course Default. (If you have already made a copy of the default navbar, then click the title of the navbar to be updated.)
  4. Click on the link name of the navbar you just created or a title of the one you want to change. In this example, the name is Copy of Course Default.
  5. On the Edit Navbar screen, you can change the name of the navbar title in the Name text box.
  6. To add new links, scroll down to the Links section.
  7. Click the Add Links button underneath the Content, Assessment, Communication, Resources, and Course Admin buttons.
  8. Check the box next to the tool you want to add from the Add Links list window. You can filter the links by System Links, Custom Groups, or Custom Links. For example, you can select the Online Rooms or Chat tool.
  9. Click the Add button.
  10. You will be returned to the Edit Navbar page. You should see your new link at the end of the list of buttons.
  11. You can reorder the links in the different Navbar areas by dragging and dropping a button in whatever order you desire.
  12. To save your changes, click the the Save and Close button.

Setting a Navbar as Active

  1. To set a specific navbar as active, select the drop-down menu in the Active Navbar box and select the title of the desired navbar.
  2. Click on the Apply button.