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Learning Environment user interface

Example of an organization's My Home page

My Home and Course Home

My Home is your starting point inside Learning Environment. It is also your organization's homepage where you can access widgets, tool links on the navbar, organization-level content, and other available resources.

Course Home is the first page you see when you navigate to a course. Similar to My Home, it also contains widgets, tool links on the navbar, and resources that enable you to access your personal information, account settings, and course specific content.


The minibar is your main navigation tool to courses and personal settings in Learning Environment. The minibar contains a link to My Home, the course selector, alerts, and your personal menu.

Note If you impersonate a user, the name on the minibar becomes the name of the user you are impersonating. You can also view impersonation information in the personal menu. Click the  Stop impersonating [user] icon from the personal menu on the minibar to end an impersonation session. You may not have the ability to impersonate users. Contact your system administrator if you think you should have the ability to impersonate users and don't.

Course selector

Your courses are listed in the course selector, and you can sort them by course name or by date last accessed. You can also select specific courses from the course selector and pin them to the top of the list for easier navigation.


Messages Email, Pager messages, and ePortfolio invites.

Updates New and updated news posts, upcoming end dates and due dates, new and updated grades, and ePortfolio item assessments.

Subscriptions New blog posts, and discussion posts in forums, topics, and specific threads you subscribed to. Comments left on ePortfolio items and ePortfolio subscription notifications.

If you have unread alerts, a red circle appears on the appropriate alert icon.

Example of a new unread item in the Update alert

Personal menu

The personal menu contains links to your profile, notification options, account settings, and logout. Click your name on the minibar to open the personal menu.


The navbar is your main navigation tool within a course. It displays the course name, tool links, custom links, and custom link groups. Each course can have its own unique navbar to provide relevant tools and resources.