What are Course Navigation indicators?
The Course Navigation indicator represents the number of changes in a course since your last visit. Currently, this feature is only used for student Grades.
Note: If you are an instructor and participate in a course activity that generates an automatic grade (such as a quiz), the indicator will appear in your Course Navigation but cannot be cleared by refreshing the page. Please always preview a quiz or use Student View if you are interested in testing student submissions.
Course Navigation Indicators
Sometimes a user wants to know what has changed since the last time he or she has visited a course, especially with Grades. The numbered indicator for Grades shows a user either a change in a score, including new scores, or a comment left on a submission by an instructor or a peer.
To clear the indicators, view the Grades page. When you refresh or navigate away from the page, the count will reset.