D2L Tool Tip of the Week: Customizing your Homepages and Widgets

D2L Tool Tip of the Week: Customizing your Homepages and Widgets

This tutorial is designed for faculty who have experience using D2L and will cover the steps involved when you wish to modify what is on your course’s Homepage and/or create custom widgets for your Homepage. Note that this tutorial presumes you have NOT copied an already modified Homepage from another course. If this is the case, all you will need to do is activate that Homepage.  For further information, please contact desupport@camosun.ca for assistance.

Steps for customizing your Homepage

  1. Edit Course
  2. Click Homepages
  3. Click the Course Default context menu and select Copy
  4. Click on the title of the copy you made
  5. Edit your Homepage
  6. Activate your Homepage

Steps for creating a custom widget and adding it to your Homepage

Step 1:  Create a custom widget

  1. Click Widgets
  2. Click Create Widget
  3. Enter a Name, then click the Content tab
  4. Add your content and click Save and Close

Step 2:  Add your custom widget to your Homepage

  1. Click Homepages
  2. Click the title of your new Homepage
  3. Click Add Widgets in the location you want your new widget to appear
  4. Find your new widget in the list, select it and click Add
  5. Move the widget if you like, then click Save and Close

 

 

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