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Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition by Bill Fitzgerald, James R. Robertson

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Menus, blocks, and primary links

Menus and blocks are the central elements used to build a navigational structure. A menu is a collection of links; blocks have many uses, but for this discussion, we will focus on how they are used to display menus.

At its most basic, designing a navigational structure can be reduced to the following simple process:

  1. Create a list of places that you want your users to go and/or of things they will need to do. For example, if you want your students to be able to see a list of assignments, your blog, and other student blogs, you could place links to these pages in a custom menu, which would automatically generate a block.
  2. Then, via the block display settings, enable the block and place it where you want it to appear ...

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