The new learning path course type is uses the visualization of the learning path extensively by displaying the path and learning status in the menu. This is great for courses that implement mostly a self-learning schema. However, courses that have more administrative elements and few actual learning material it is does not make a lot of sense.
This issue is about adding a config option to the course layout configurator to let the course author decide on the visualization type of the menu.
Best would be to have a little visualization that shows in a box how the config options will make (render a small tree with 4 elements using the actual settings).