Cobra Learning - About Homepages and Widgets

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About Homepages and Widgets

The homepage is the first page you see when you view the organization's My Home page or enter a course. The typical default homepage is widget-based. Widgets are sections of content that provide information and links to tools, courses, and personal settings. Organization and course homepages can point to Learning Environment tools, such as News or Content, or an external URL.

Widgets are the building blocks of homepages. You can create, edit, delete, customize, and preview the widgets in your organization.

There are two types of widgets available for your homepages:

  • System Widgets
  • Custom Widgets

System widgets (see Cobra Learning - System Widgets ) are available as part of Cobra Learning. You cannot edit the content or delete them but you can remove them from a homepage or move them to a different section of a homepage using the Homepage Management tool. Additionally, you can change the appearance of system widgets (i.e., border style, title bar color, and more).

Custom widgets allow you to expand the functionality of available content in your homepages to suit your specific organizational and/or course needs. You can add custom HTML code to create a wide range of widgets. As an Instructor, you can create custom widgets for your courses, or use custom widgets shared from the organization level to your course offerings. You can customize the appearance using properties available only for custom widgets (i.e., widget padding, transparent backgrounds, and more).

Access the homepage and widget management tools

Do one of the following:

  • Click Manage the homepages for this Org Unit in the bottom right corner of the homepage.
  • Click Homepage Management in the Admin Tools widget or from the Admin Tools menu on the minibar.
  • Click Edit Course on the navbar, then click Homepages or Widgets.

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Keywords:homepage widget Cobra course   Doc ID:47354
Owner:Lori W.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-02-18 13:54 CSTUpdated:2015-02-18 17:01 CST
Sites:Parkland College
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