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Back and Next buttons at top of module items

Back and Next buttons at top of module items

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It would be very helpful if you could insert "Back" and "Next" buttons at the top of module item pages. This would eliminate the need to scroll down through long pages in order to move to the next module item. This is especially bothersome when I've minimized the size of my browser window.
53 Comments
scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

This feature idea is now open for voting.

Sylvia_Ami
Community Contributor

I agree. Great suggestion. Putting Back/Next at both the top and bottom is pretty much a standard in UI design.

hvaughn
Community Contributor

The same idea is up for voting here as well:

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Oh, nice catch  @hvaughn ​.

I see that we put this idea forward which was suggested by  @kgordon ​ on June 30th even though you had submitted   on June 2nd. That was likely my oversight and I apologize.  Even though you originally submitted the idea, I'm going to archive your submission and suggest that the four people who voted for it ( @pchaney  @bwaters   (you) and  @RobDitto   ), come over and join the 22 people who have already voted for this submission. 

Thanks again for the heads up!

hansardc
Community Member

This would be very helpful. These buttons could be posted in the upper right corner. For example, if you open a page, there is a View all pages button on the left. In that same field (banner type area) on the right, both buttons could appear side by side.

cgaudreau
Community Contributor

 @kgordon ​, I submitted an idea for something like this earlier. Maybe if we combine forces we can get this pushed up the chain?

https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1803#comment-6951

jacqueline_chu2
New Member

Great idea!

hvaughn
Community Contributor

This idea was also submitted back on May 19th. 

canvas_admin
Community Champion

Can we add those 4 votes to this one to help us get to 100?  :smileygrin:

hvaughn
Community Contributor

I think the votes were added after that idea was archived.  But it is a needed enhancement to the system, one that has been requested several times.

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

It looks like three out of the four people who voted for the other idea, have now voted for this one too.  Not to make busy work but perhaps  @pchaney ​ will come vote up this idea too?

hvaughn
Community Contributor

I'll poke him - he's right next door.

sshumway
New Member

It would work better for my courses as well to be able to have the next and previous available at the top.  Some of the things I have listed are for those that are absent,  and there is no need for the students that were present to scroll clear down to be able to move on.

kadunkelberg
New Member

I agree that it would help to have these buttons at the top of a module item. It would also help if these buttons took you to the next item in the module. Now, when I am in a Page for instance, I click on next, and it goes to the next page. Or if I'm in an assignment, it goes to the next assignment. But my module may have a page, and then an assignment, and then a discussion. When I'm in the module, I want 'next' to take me from the page to the assignment to the discussion, not out of the module to another page, which appears to be what happens now.

I'm not sure if that's part of this suggestion, though it seemed to be implied in the original post.

kadunkelberg
New Member

My bad. I tried again, and it does seem to be working the way I wanted it to. Initially I was getting a different behavior. Maybe because the course was unpublished? or I was in teacher view, not student view? I'm glad it's behaving well now, anyway. And I still agree that putting those buttons on the top would be handier for users.

martil29
New Member

Would also be helpful to have a "Top" and "Bottom" link inside discussion boards for those lengthy introduction topics.

kocha3
New Member

I agree, this would be a helpful way to navigate through module pages, and yes this could be also included in Discussion Board

Wes_Kriesel
New Member

We are adding Next buttons via html to assist users (particularly on discussion boards which can become lengthy).  This requires extra work and obviously doesn't respond to rearrangements/revisions in module order.

marcy_goodfleis
New Member

YES, definitely!  If you have a full online class, it is a real pain to scroll all the way to the bottom.  This is readily evident to anyone teaching an online course.

bugs5557
New Member

I would agree with this suggestion.