Allow Admins to hide Course Menu Bar Items by Default

Idea created by Kelly Roark on Feb 5, 2016
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    Many instructors get overwhelmed by the options available in the menu bars of their classes.  As administrators, we would like the ability to hide designated menu items by default, by subaccount.


    Because many of our instructors don't use certain tools, like Attendance, Outcomes, Conferences, or Collaborations, this change would make a cleaner experience for the instructor.


    Use case:

    • Admins could hide by default select items on the menu, by subaccount.
    • Hidden items would appear under the "Drag items here to hide them from students." area. 
    • Hidden items would not appear as "greyed" out on the menu.
    • Instructors could unhide items by going to Settings/Navigation and moving the item up to the navigation.


    Below is a typical menu for us and an example of a nice short menu that we could cultivate.

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      Comments from Instructure


    July 2016 update from Mccall Smith

    We are currently researching a bigger project that could involve cleaning up the menu bar for instructors and students. We do not have a timeline quite yet. However, it wont be in the 6 months so this idea will be archived.