Overview: Navigate Moodle ISU


The Navigation drawer is useful for moving between your courses and the dashboard of Moodle ISU.

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Identify the navigation menu options

  • Find your course

  • Use the breadcrumbs to navigate

  • Seek further assistance

Identify the navigation menu options

Dashboard - Takes you to your personalized start page, For more information, see Using the Moodle ISU Dashboard

Site home - Takes you to Moodle ISU’s homepage, find site announcements and a list of your courses. 

Private files - Takes you to the private files area for uploading and managing a set of files

My courses - List of links to your courses that are currently in progress. 


Find your course

Using the dashboard

  1. On the Dashboard page, Find the course overview block

  2. Select the Course tab, Use the Following buttons to find your course. 

  3. In progress - Courses during the current semester.

  4. Future - Courses after the current semester

  5. Past - Course before the current semester. 

Using the navigation drawer

  1. In the Navigation drawer, locate My courses

  2. Look through the list of links to find your course

Using the search box

  1. On the Site home page, scroll to the bottom

  2. In the Search box, type the name of the course

  3. Click Go

[Note: Instructors can adjust the course’s start/end date and change the course availability]

Use the breadcrumbs to navigate

The Navigation bar (aka: breadcrumbs) is the row of links you will find at the top left of you Moodle site. The breadcrumbs shows a user their current context path, with links to the higher contexts.


The Breadcrumbs are live links that you can use to navigate to a specific page within the path. This is more effective than clicking the back button within the browser and avoids caching issues. 

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance please contact, ITRC at (208) 282 5880 or itrc@isu.edu

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