Note : I don't have access to SharePoint Designer
Yes you can! (depending on your site type). This is true for Team and Publishing sites. It will probably work on other site types as well, but not tested.
If you inspect your page, you will notice that the left navigation (
To ensure this will work, view your page in a browser and do a View Source. Search for
You need to do 2 things to get the left navigation to show:
Add this to your stylesheet and you should be good:
And this is how you do it in jQuery: (I'm using the
Hope this helps!
Can I ask why you don't have access to SP Designer? If you aren't a web administrator or the Site administrator, why wouldn't you collaborate with him/her?
Also, instead of Jquery you can just attach the v4 masterpage to allow the quick launch to show, and also editing the file in advanced mode to add the quick launch will also work...