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Make Course Menu Sticky

Make Course Menu Sticky

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I know this was already created as an idea a couple of times already but I'd like to open it up again as a new idea. With the recent changes to the Canvas layout it might be a good idea to revisit this.

When scrolling down in a course the course menu will disappear. See screen shots. In the first one you can see that the menu is present.

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In the second one you can see the menu is gone. This is very cumbersome especially when on the modules screen or another screen that is really long. I'd like to have the course menu be in a sticky position to the left like it was before.

Please also refer to this closely related idea: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/5489-freeze-top-left-and-side-banners-of-canvas

55 Comments
smurrewolf
Community Member

I agree with Joe; this would be very helpful.

biray
Community Member

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jdesiderio
Community Member

Thanks! I just posted links in all of those ideas to this idea. Hopefully we can get it done this time. 

Joe

tdarrow
Community Member

This would be an amazing feature in Canvas. I am wholeheartedly on board!

tfreund
Surveyor

Great idea!

ezaurova
Community Member

This is one of those things that I get annoyed by every day, but not enough to come here and post a feature request.  Thank you for taking the time to do so!

jdesiderio
Community Member

Everyone, that's commented on this the idea is open for voting. If you haven't already voted it up please consider doing so.  Thanks!

canvas_admin
Community Member

Our courses are structured via Modules which can get quite long when designing a 12-week course.  In some courses, the menu disappears while still on the course resources module (the first module!)!   Having a sticky menu would be great as it would eliminate all of the scrolling back and forth.

siouxgeonz
Community Member

Yesterday in a course I'm in, somebody posted that they couldn't get into Module 2; had the menu been sticky I'm confident they'd not have had to holler out for help.  

SHEBENE
Community Member

This is definitely an annoying thing. +1 from me and I'm trying to drum up some more votes. Time is winding down!

cmh2190
Community Member

Great plan. I was going to propose this myself.

b_lapham
Community Member

I agree with the idea, but would like to see it collapsible, ie have it slide in/out to free up horizontal screen real estate.

SHEBENE
Community Member

Whether it's frozen or not doesn't change the real estate, collapsing it entirely is what gives you more screen real estate. That wouldn't change.

jseichter
Community Member

This would certainly be a time-saver! Great idea.

GregoryBeyrer
Adventurer III

Excellent idea. I hope the same thing is done with the Content Selector. It's tough to upload an image on the fly when replying to a discussion message.

RobDitto
Navigator

Great to see so much interest in keeping Course Navigation in view whenever possible. I wonder whether another idea, already in Product Radar stage, is basically the same:

tfarmer
Community Member

As someone who is constantly working on multiple pages in multiple courses and therefore switching around a lot, this would be extremely helpful. Great idea!

siouxgeonz
Community Member

Seems like a specific solution suggestion for this very slightly more general request (doesn't say exactly how to make it "sticky.")   I hope the almost triple number of votes (esp. if they're not duplicates) at least makes it a bigger 'blip' on the radar  

B00060422
Community Member

I would like to also have the name and/or nickname of the course stay visible or sticky. Sometimes I'll forget in which class I'm posting, have to scroll all the way back up to check, and then find the open discussion again...

s_murphy6
Community Member

Hello,

How did you create an idea to share? I cant find anyplace to allow me to post my idea.

TIA!

- Savanah