Library: Customize your widget appearance and slider

Sina Burghardt · Product News · 3 weeks ago

The appearance of widgets on your Coursepath library is always the same and you get bored by it? Leave the boredom behind and design your homepage more individually than ever before. With the new customization, you get to select between cover sizes and appearances. And that’s not all: You can even decide whether all covers are to be shown or whether you prefer to let them appear in a slider for a Netflix like experience. We will tell you all about the changes and how to implement them in your academy here.

Academy homepage with widgets

Creating widgets

A widget in Coursepath is a defined area of the homepage that displays courses, pages, and/or workshops, and can be selected for different target groups. Read all about the setup of widgets in this article.

Choosing the layout

What is new is the appearance tab. Take a look at the options shown in Coursepath in the picture below. A more detailed description will follow, but basically you can just try it out and see what suits your academy best. I’ll give you a hint on how to easily test in a bit.

Layout homepage
Set up widgets and layout for the homepage

You can choose between three different poster styles, four different sizes, and six different layouts. And these can be combined to your likes and needs. If I’ve done the math right, that leaves you with a total of 72 options per widget.

Regarding the poster style, you will notice that the size of the image changes and with it the amount of text that is shown on the tile.
The poster size is self-explanatory.
The layout gives you two options that will show the tiles as you had been used to, you just can decide whether it should be a row of four or rather three tiles. The remaining four options are sliders. This will show one row of contents, i.e. courses, workshops, or pages. For this one row you can choose between four, three, two, or only one tile to be shown. Clicking the arrows on the sides will slide to the next selection of courses in said widget.

I told you about a hint to easily try the appearance earlier, right? So, when you go to your homepage, the widgets have a small settings button next to them. If you click it, you can easily switch between the styles and try out all combinations.

Additionally, the settings offer an easy way to get back to editing and adjusting the content to be shown.

Sections for the homepage

Enjoy giving your library a new look and feel! You don’t have your own academy yet? Take a look in our demo academy or create a free trial.

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