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Customizing a Site's Homepage


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Description
Putting information into the Worksite Information box
Changing the size of the Worksite Information box



Description


On the home page of each course website, there are boxes that can contain general information, recent announcements, recent discussion items, recent chat messages, recent forum messages, as well as recent messages sent from the message center.

 



Putting information into the Worksite Information box


1... Open a course or project site.


2... Open the site's home page, if it is not already open, by clicking the Home button in the menubar.


3... Click the Options button on the Worksite Information page (under the words "Worksite Information").

 

4... Type a title for the Worksite Information box.


5... You will see two options, Description and Site Info URL. (If you would like to display an html file of your own, use the Site Info URL option.)


Description Option

To have a text description show up in the worksite information: box.

A... If you typed text into the "Description" box when you first created the site, that text will appear in the worksite information box on the home page. You can edit it now.

If you did not type text in the description box when you created the site, you can add it now.

B... Click Update Options.

Site Info URL Option

To have a webpage appear in the worksite information box:

A... Type the URL of the website into the "Site Info URL" box.

B... Click Update Options.



Changing the size of the Worksite Information box


1... Open a course or project site.


2... Open the site's home page if it i s not already open by clicking the Home button in the menubar.


3... Click the Options... button in the Worksite Information box.


4... You can change the height of the frame (box) by typing in a different number, for example, "150px."


5... Click Update Options.

 



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