Setting up 'Dynamic Navigation'

Dynamic navigation allows the administrator to setup navigation links in the top bar for all users to easily access any page on your Brightidea site!   


  • Dynamic Navigation is available on both Enterprise and Challenge/Site levels.
    • Administrators should be careful how they setup navigation as the user progresses through their Brightidea site and make sure the navigation context makes sense throughout the site.
  • Administrators have the ability to choose who has access to these hyperlinks in the top navigation, the following options are available for each link configured:
    • ALL - Everyone in the Brightidea system can access this
    • ADMIN - Only Administrators 
      • System Administrators only if it is on Enterprise level
      • Site Administrators only if it is on the Challenge/Site level
    • EVALUATOR - Switchboard Evaluators (Added manually via Old Switchboard Setup) - 
      • Navigation items set to "Evaluator" can be set by system evaluators set in Switchboard Setup.
      • If an end user is assigned an action item, and is not added as an evaluator in Switchboard setup, the navigation item will not populate for that user. 
    • Moderator - Learn more about how to configure a moderator here.
  • To add a new link in dynamic navigation, select the "Add a Navigation Item" from the setup page:

  • To add a sub-navigation link, select the green plus sign next to the drop-down of the existing top level link:

    • Any sub-items will be in the drop-down menu of the main item. 
  • To remove any dynamic navigation item, select the Red "X" on the right of it:
    • The administrator will receive a pop-up to confirm the deletion of the navigation item:
  • Administrators can also drag and drop any item to change the order of their dynamic navigation links. 
    • Drag the up and down arrow icon on the far left of the dynamic navigation item:

  • Select far right check-box to make the URL open in a new window:
  • If the Brightidea site uses multiple domains for the, the best way to setup the dynamic navigation is with the following notation:
    • ../ct/page_name
    • See the below screenshot - the dynamic navigation will inherit whichever URL the user is actually on, if multiple.
    • Example, if a user uses "" or "", the domain will carry through all their navigation links so the experience is seamless when browsing the Brightidea site.
  • For each item added to dynamic navigation, the administrator should use the standard 'dynamic link' option from the blue arrow drop-down to select pre-determined pages.  
    • The administrator can choose to select pages that would most likely be used within their Brightidea site:
      • Home
      • My Profile
      • View Ideas
      • Setup
      • Blog
      • Member Landing Page
      • Action Items
      • Manage Pipelines
      • Business Results
  • Note: 
    • The administrator can also manually input any URL they wish for each item (example, any public company website URL, Google, etc.) 
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