The learning environment makes extensive use of context menu to initiate tasks and actions.
The navigation minibar is located at the top of every page. The minibar enables you to switch in between units; navigate to CloudDeakin Home page; receive notifications; and update your profile and preferences.
CloudDeakin Home page is your starting point inside the online learning environment. From here, you can set up your profile, edit your preferences and access your units.
When you first log in to CloudDeakin Home page you will be able to:
The units you are enrolled in will be visible in the My Sites widget. (A widget is an area on a webpage that houses a tool or has other information). Click on the name of your unit. This will take you to your unit.
Home page is the first page viewed when entering a unit. This is where you access learning resources, discussion board, quizzes and assignments for the unit. Similar to CloudDeakin Home page, it contains your tools and different widgets for displaying information, including unit-specific resources.
The primary navigation tool for a unit is the navigation bar, which is located at the top of the screen and displays links to the tools available in you unit. Within each tool there are tool menus to navigate to different sections and pages, and tabs to switch between sections within a page.
The Resources tool is used to organise unit materials, such as the unit guide, lecture notes and readings. The Resources tool enables you to create, edit, organise, and delete modules and topics in your unit. Using the Resources tool you can:
The Navbar (or navigational bar) is a banner that displays the unit title and its set of links across the top of all unit pages. It is used to navigate between tools and Home pages. Each unit has its own Navbar that links to relevant tools for that unit. Tools can be unit specific or organisation-wide depending on their purpose. For example, if you click the Grades tool link in a unit Navbar you are taken to the Grades tool for that unit. The NavBar is always available when navigating through a site. Navbars consist of two components: a Navbar template, which controls the visual theme of the Navbar; and the Navbar itself, which controls whichever links are available for the unit. Default Navbars will be provided by your Faculty or School. Unit Chairs will be able to make a copy of the default Navbar and add additional links and tools. Navbars are Faculty or School specific.
Your unit Navbar should contain all the links your students need to complete the unit (such as Grades and Assignments), and personal tools they might want to use (such as Portfolio). It should also include links to navigate to Home page, CloudDeakin Home page and Logout.
The list of links you can choose from depends on the tools your Faculty uses, and the tools that you enabled for your unit.
Typical Navbar link locations: