How do I change the color of the items on the left drop down menu? I see that some are black when you start a course and others are grey.
Craig, do you mean the left navigation links in your course? See image to the left. If this is what you are referring to then the black indicates that students can see/access the links (except for Attendance & Settings, and a few other customized links) and the gray indicates that the students can't see/access the links. In some cases (like announcements and Modules) the links stay gray until you've added content to them.
The following two links should help explain more: How do I use the Course Navigation Menu as an instructor? & How do I reorder and hide Course Navigation links?
Hope this helps!
Thanks for the help Kona! I forgot that for certain items that you had to create a module or page and publish it for it is change color.
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