Custom Menu Items for New UI

Idea created by Kenneth Larsen on Dec 3, 2015
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    I have had discussions with a number of institutions looking for a way to add custom items to the left hand navigation in the new UI.

    Adding custom menu items

    Additional Navigation Menu Item

    Re: Has anyone been working on scripts for the new Beta UI? 

    Like these schools, we have some items we have customized for our faculty and students that we would like to bring over to the new UI.

    Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 10.36.47 AM.png

    I have created some JavaScript code to add an individual item, but it would be great if there was a way to add an item that had a slide out list like the other navigation items in Canvas

    Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 10.41.38 AM.png

    The icing on the cake would also be the ability for the navigation to be targeted to a user's roles (additional resources for teachers verses resources for students) and if there was a way to choose an icon.


    I understand that there is limited space in the left navigation for smaller screen sizes, but this would be a wonderful addition to the existing customization options in the new UI.




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