Personalize the homepage of your academy

Sina Burghardt · Product News · 4 months ago

The library and “My courses” are now one. Instead of two different overview pages, there is now only one. And you, as academy manager, can design this homepage individually. In this article, we will explain how to do this step by step.

Homepage mit Rubriken

Set up homepage and widgets

By clicking on your profile picture in the top right-hand corner, you can access the setup for your academy as usual in the drop-down menu. Under Pages you will find the new item Homepage. There you can create widgets. A widgets is an area of the homepage that displays courses selected for different target groups. For example, a section widgets can only display courses in a specific language. It is also possible to display courses for certain groups of participants only.

Setup
Setup options in the academy

Create new widgets

Here you can now create one or more widgets and define which contents are displayed. To create a new widget, click on the button “Add widget”. First select from the drop-down menu whether the widget should contain courses, sequences, pages, or a hand-picked selection (this can also be a combination of courses and sequences). Then, enter the name of your widget in the text field “Heading”.

The names can also be adjusted later on by using the “Edit” button. Widgets that you no longer need can be removed using the “Delete” button.

Sections for the homepage
Set up widgets for the homepage

Define contents of the widgets

When creating a new widget or after clicking on “Edit” you will be directed to the setup of filters for the respective widget.

  • Courses

    • Under “Role” you can filter which role academy members should have in order to see the course selection of the widget. Select one or more of the following options here:
      • Participant
      • Trainer
      • Auditor
      • Author
      • Assistent
      • Not enrolled
    • Additionally filter by the status of the course. For participants choose from the following options:
      • Completed
      • Either
    • You can additionally filter according to categories you have created in your academy. You can choose one or more categories.
    • You also have the option of limiting the display to courses in certain languages. Here you can select all the languages to be included in the widget.
    • In the dropdown menu under “Sort by” you have the possibility to set the order in which the courses should appear on the homepage. Choose between:
      • Name
      • Date started
      • Date completed
      • Last visit
    • You can also choose whether the “Create course” button is displayed to authorized members of the academy, e.g. course authors.
  • Programs

  • Widgets can of course also contain course programs. These options are available to you here:

    • Filter by categories that you have created in your academy. You can select one or more categories.
    • In the dropdown menu under “Sort by” you have the possibility to set the order in which the programs should appear on the homepage. Choose between:
      • Name
      • Date started
      • Date created
      • Date modified
  • Pages

  • You can also display pages that contain, for example, a cheat sheet in widgets. The following filters are available here:

    • Filter by categories that you have created in your academy. You can select one or more categories.
    • You also have the option of limiting the display to pages in certain languages. Here you can select all the languages to be included in the widget
    • In the dropdown menu under “Sort by” you have the possibility to set the order in which the pages should appear on the homepage. Choose between:
      • Name
      • Date started
      • Date created
      • Date modified
  • Hand-picked selection

  • With the hand-picked selection you can choose individual courses, programs, and pages. To do this, click on the respective button and then select by ticking the elements that should appear in the widget.

    Widgets for the Homepage

    After selection, you can drag and drop the courses, programs, and pages into the desired order.

Define the audience of the widgets

In the tab “Audience” you can set filters to determine which academy members the widget should be shown to. You can adjust this setting for courses, programs, pages and your hand-picked selection.

  • Select one or more groups whose members can see the created widget.
  • You can choose which organization the academy members must belong to in order to be able to see the widget. Select one or more organizations here.
  • The “Country” filter allows you to set the visibility of the widget for different regions. Select one or more countries.

Conclusion

With the current Coursepath update, the library and “My courses” have been merged to give you and your academy members a better overview. With self created widgets you provide more structure and individual start pages for your academy members.

For example, you can use the various filters to create a “My Courses” section, in which members of the academy are only shown the courses they are enrolled in. You can also create a section to recommend suitable courses to the sales team. You can find more about possible uses in the blog article.

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