Site navigation settings
  • 05 Aug 2022
  • 3 Minutes to read

Site navigation settings


As a Site Administrator you can change your site's navigation settings via Quick-access menu > Appearance > Navigation. Here you can configure the following settings.

Setting
Description
Notes

Default home page for users

This determines the home page for logged-in users. Choose from:

  • Site home page
  • Totara Dashboard (default)
  • Totara grid catalogue / Find learning

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Home page for guests

This determines the home page for guest users. Choose from:

  • Front page (default)
  • Totara Dashboard

If you want guest users to see a different dashboard to logged-in users then you will need to create two dashboards and configure them appropriately. The first dashboard should be set to Available to all logged in users and should have guest access disabled. The second dashboard should be set to Available to no users and have guest access enabled. When this setting is set to Totara Dashboard, users will see the second dashboard if they access the site as a guest.

For any dashboard you want guests to be able to access, you must enable Allow guest access in the dashboard settings.

Allow default page selection

Select whether to allow users to select their default page.

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Show course full names

If enabled, courses in the navigation will be shown using their full name rather than their short name. 

Requires Totara Learn.

Show course categories

If disabled, this prevents course categories from being displayed in navigation menus, navigation blocks, and within the breadcrumbs. Enabling this setting means that course categories will always be visible to a user, even where they may not be enrolled or have access to those categories.

If there is only one category on the site then it will not be displayed in the navigation bar.

Requires Totara Learn.

Show my course categories

If disabled, this prevents course categories from being displayed in navigation menus, navigation blocks, and within the breadcrumbs for all courses in which the user is enrolled. Enabling this setting means that course categories will be visible to a user only for courses they are enrolled in.

If there is only one category on the site then it will not be displayed in the navigation bar.

Requires Totara Learn.

Show all courses

This setting determines whether users who are enrolled in courses can see Courses (listing all courses) in the navigation, in addition to My courses (listing courses in which they are enrolled).

Requires Totara Learn.

Sort my courses

This determines how courses under My courses are ordered:

  • Sort order: This is the order set in Quick-access menu > Courses and categories
  • Course full name: Sorted alphabetically by the course full name
  • Course short name: Sorted alphabetically by the course short name
  • Course ID number: Sorted numerically by the course ID number

Requires Totara Learn.

Course limit

Limits the number of courses shown to the user when they are either not logged in, or are not enrolled in any courses.

Requires Totara Learn.

Use site name for site pages

If enabled, the site's short name will be used for the site pages node in the navigation, rather than the string 'Site pages'.

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Link admin categories

If enabled, admin setting categories will be displayed as links in the navigation, and will lead to the admin category pages.

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Always link course sections

Always try to provide a link for course sections. Course sections are usually only shown as links if the course format displays a single section per page. If this setting is enabled, a link will always be provided. 

Requires Totara Learn.

Show front page activities in the navigation

If enabled, front page activities will be shown in the Navigation block under site pages.

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Add links to view user posts

If enabled, two links will be added to the Navigation block, allowing users to view discussions the user has started and posts the user has made in forums throughout the site or in specific courses.

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