Moodle Tutorial 3: The breadcrumb trail

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In web design the breadcrumb trail is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. It gives users a way to keep track of their location within programs or documents. Breadcrumbs typically appear horizontally across the top of a web page, usually below title bars or headers. They provide links back to each previous page the user navigated through to get to the current page or—in hierarchical site structures—the parent pages of the current one. Breadcrumbs provide a trail for the user to follow back to the starting or entry point. Generally, a greater than (>) serves as hierarchy separator, although designers use other glyphs as well. Typical breadcrumbs look like this:

Home page > Section page > Subsection page

In Moodle the breadcrumb trail is found at the top of the interface.