Learn@UW (UW-Madison Only) - Using an HTML Page as a Course Homepage

There are three ways to create a Learn@UW homepage which does not use the default "widget" layout. Homepages of this kind cannot use any of the default homepage widgets such as News or Calendar, which can mean a reduction of interactivity. For information on customizing pages using the existing Learn@UW widgets, see Customizing a Learn@UW Course Homepage.

Homepage as a Tool or URL

To have a Learn@UW tool or an external webpage load below the navigation bar immediately after a participant clicks on the course, 

1) Start by clicking on the Course Admin drop-down menu in the navigation bar, and then Edit Course.

2) Click on Homepages.jpg.

3) Click on the CreateHomepage.jpg button.

4) Under the Homepage Type drop-down menu, you can choose from the following types:

Homepage Type drop-down menu

a) Design a widget-based homepage (see Learn@UW - Customizing a Learn@UW Course Homepage )

b) Make an existing tool the homepage

c) Make an existing external URL the homepage

To make an existing tool the homepage:

1) Select a Tool from the Tool drop-down menu.

ToolMenu.jpg

2) Click SaveandClose.jpg when finished.

To make an existing URL the homepage:

1) Enter the URL in the URL field below, including the "www".

2) Click SaveandClose.jpg when finished.

To activate the new homepage:

From the Homepages screen, click on the drop-down menu and click to select your new homepage. To activate, click the Apply button. Active homepages are marked Active.jpg.




Keywords:learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn my webspace mywebspace homepage html custom course homepage page   Doc ID:3311
Owner:John T.Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2004-11-03 19:00 CDTUpdated:2014-05-16 13:44 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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