Navigation - Menu Screens
Most programs include a main navigation - menu screen, sometimes
called an index screen, that can serve as a centralized point to navigate
- Menu Screen
within or between modules/lessons. Alternate paths may exist within the
program (i.e., branching based on student responses) but the main
navigation - menu screen typically serves as the primary point for the
learner to enter and move from module to module.
This screen usually presents all modules in their recommended sequence.
Students exiting a module are typically brought back to the main menu (or
given that location as an option) in case they want to select another module
or lesson. Some navigation - menu screens may also include student
Navigation - Menu screens usually have the following characteristics:
Consistent in appearance and operation.
Use similar formats and color for similar screens.
Limit menu layers to two, a main index and a segment index, to ensure
the course structure is obvious.
Main and segment menus are similar in design. Each should contain
navigational information and selection options.
Main menus should contain a list of options (submenus) for the student
to select from.
Submenus should allow the student to return to the main menu. A
selection button/icon should be placed on each submenu for this option.
Main menus should contain the following lesson information:
Title (lesson name)
Date (date lesson released)
Segment Name (titles of segments to be reviewed)