Changing the Course Homepage to Default Settings

Selecting Default from the drop-down

It is recommended before copying your course into a new semester course shell, you change to the default Course Homepage, a two-column layout. The default Course Homepage was designed to maximize compatibility across all devices by featuring a two-column layout. Note: If you have custom widgets (such as Pearson, McGraw-Hill, etc.), you will need to […]

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Pinning and Unpinning Courses

Selecting Pin from More Options menu

Users can pin/unpin courses within the My Courses Widget. Courses that have been pinned will appear first within the My Courses widget, followed by unpinned current and future courses. Please Note the following. Pinned courses will appear with the most recently pinned course at the beginning of the My Courses Widget. The My Courses Widget […]

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Removing an Image Banner

Screenshot of the banner has been removed notification

Note: To edit the image banner, view the following instructions for Editing an Image Banner. Begin at the Course Home page for the course you wish to remove the image banner for. Select the More Options menu, then select Remove This Banner. Confirm your selection: select the X to remove the image banner OR select […]

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Re-Enabling an Image Banner

Checkbox checked for Display the image in a banner on the course homepage

Begin at the Course Home page for the course you wish to re-enable the image banner for. From the Manage Course menu, select Course Admin. Select Course Offering Information. From the Homepage Banner section, select the Checkbox for Display the image in a banner on the course homepage. Select Save.

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Editing an Image Banner

Use this image overlay button example

Image banners are automatically selected and matched based on the course title. Instructors can choose to use this image, select another image from the Course Image Catalog, or upload an image. Note: If uploading an image, the recommended dimensions are 2400 pixels by 980 pixels to provide an optimal experience on both desktop and mobile […]

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Adding a User Profile Image

User profile screenshot with Change Picture button highlighted

Select your name to display the drop-down menu. Select Profile. Select Change Picture. Select Upload. Navigate to the image file on your computer. Select the image file, then select Open. Select Add.

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Adding Widgets to Homepages

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NOTE: In order to add a widget to a homepage you must first create a custom homepage. Click here for instructions on Creating Custom Homepages.   From the Manage Course menu, select Course Admin. Select Homepages. Select the Title of the custom homepage. Select Add Widgets in the section you wish to place the widget. […]

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Creating Custom Homepages

From the Manage Course menu, select Course Admin. Select Homepages. Select the drop-down menu for the current course default homepage, then select Copy. Select the Title of the copied homepage. Edit the Title of the homepage so it is distinctive. Select Change Layout to select a new layout. Select Update. Select Save and Close. From […]

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Creating Custom Widgets

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From the Manage Course menu, select Course Admin. Select Widgets. Select Create Widget. Enter a Title for the widget. Select the Content Tab. Enter the widget Content. NOTES: If content is being embedded, be sure to select the HTML Source Editor icon before pasting the HTML code. Widgets pulling content from unsecured sites (such as […]

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