Instructors: Course Home pages

 

1. Edit:  Add or remove links from the navigation bar

For easier navigation for students, edit the navigation bar (navbar) so just the links that are needed are present.

The navbar can be edited at any time and doesn't have to be "set" prior to the start of a course.

  1. Hover over the navigation bar and click on the dropdown menu to the extreme right (gray box with three dots inside).
  2. Select Customize This Navbar.image of edit nav bar dropdown menu with Customize this navbar circled
  3. If the dialgue box appears asking "Create a Copy?" click on the Yes! I'll work with a copy of the navbar button.  If this box does not appear continue with the next steps.image of dialogue box asking if a copy should be made with yes circled

     

  4. Edit the Name of the navbar
  5. To remove links on the navbar: hover over the link you want to remove and click the ximage of edit navgar page with x on a link circcled to remove the link from navbar
  6. To change the order of the links, click on a link and drag it to a different position on the navbar.

    imgage of edit navbar page with a link being dragged from one postions to another.

     

  7. To add a link to the navbar: click the Add Links button, select the link you wish to add from the list, click the Add button.image of edit nav bar page with add links button circledimage of list of available links with the Groups link checked and the add button circled

     

  8. The "theme" determines the logo that appears at the top left of your navigation bar.  To change it, click on Change theme.image of edit navbar page with change theme button circled
  9. Select a theme from the available themesimage of edit navbar page with list of available themes, one selected, update button circled

     

  10. Click Update
  11. Click Save and Close to save the changes to your navbar.
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2. Add: The course image to your course homepage

You can add the tile image as the course home banner on the course homepage

By adding the banner, you can add some color to the course homepage.

  1. Hover over the tile image of the course.
  2. Click on the context menu (the square with three white dots).
  3. Select Course Offering Information.
  4. Scroll down to the section that says Homepage Banner
  5. Click on the checkbox Display the image in a banner on the course homepage.
  6. Click Save.

    To remove or change a banner, please go to the next section.
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3. Change: Remove or select a different image for your course banner

D2L places a random banner on your course home page.  You can remove or change it to better represent the course

Option I:  Remove the banner or select a new one from the existing bank of images

  1. Click on the dropdown settings menu on the far right of the image (small square with 3 white dots inside)
  2. To remove the banner altogether, select Remove this Banner
  3. To change the image, select Change Imageimage of course home page banner with banner dropdown menu open and options circled
  4. After selecting Change Image, select an image from the image bank by entering a search term and clicking the search icon.image of search box for searching for images in the image bank, search icon circled

     

  5. Click on the Use this Image button on the banner you would like to use.image of results of search for new course banner with a image selected and circled

     

Option II: Upload a banner from your computer

  1. Click on the dropdown settings menu on the far right of the image (small square with 3 white dots inside)
  2. Click Change Imageimage of course home page banner with banner dropdown menu open and options circled
  3. Click Uploadimage of change image page with Upload circled
  4. On the next page scroll down to the Course Image section and click on the Browse button

    Note: The recommended image size is 2400 x 900 pixels.

  5. Click on My ComputerImage Of Add a File dialogue box with My Computer selected
  6. Click on the Upload button (or drag and drop an image into the box and skip to step 9).
  7. Select the image on your compute.r
  8. Click the Open button.
  9. Click the Add button.
  10. Click the Save button.
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4. Post:  Place an announcement on your course home page

Steps to put an announcement on your home page

These steps explain how to quickly place an announcement on your home page. More detail about using announcements is located on the Announcement help page

  1. Click on the actions for announcements dropdown menu (click on the inverted chevron to the right of the word Announcements).
  2. Select New Announcement.Image of course home page with the announcment dropdown menu open and New announcment circled.

     

  3. Enter a title for the announcement in the Headline box.
  4. Enter the announcement text in the Content box.  You can format text, add links and add images using the html editor.  These are the minimum settings needed to post an announcement
  5. Click Publish to post the announcement.image of the new announcement screen with the headline box, content box and publishe button circled

     

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