OpenLearning Topbar icons

The top-bar is a user interface element within the OpenLearning webpage that contains links to other sections of the platform. In most cases, the top-bar is part of the main website template, which means it is displayed on most, if not all, pages within the OpenLearning platform. This means that no matter what page you are viewing, you can use the top-bar to navigate to certain sections of the platform.


A top-bar is displayed as a horizontal list of links at the top of each page. It is also where the OpenLearning header or logo is visible, but it is always placed before the main content of the page.

The OpenLearning top-bar is an important piece of the platform as it allows users to quickly navigate to courses, see their notifications, go into account settings, and so much more. It is also important for learners to know that they are studying via the OpenLearning platform in the instance that they need technical assistance from the OpenLearning Customer Success Team.

The Search field allows users to search for:

  • Courses that are listed in our marketplace;

  • Other users in the platform who has 'Prevent me from appearing on others' profile pages' disabled under their profile privacy; and,

  • Platform content

The bell icon lists the most recent/unread notifications which include the latest comments to course pages, course announcements, etc.

The globe icon lists all institutions and courses that a user is enrolled (by title). This is also where users can access the Manage my courses page/section:

The User drop-down button allows users to access the following pages:

  • My profile

  • Chat history

  • Account settings

  • Help & Support

  • What’s new

and is also where users can:

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