A start page is a separate area, a separate page in your academy. You can use this page to display courses, workshops, pages, news, etc. Your academy can have one or more start pages. Start pages can be visible to all members or just to a specific target group. Your academy homepage (e.g. https://support.coursepath.com/library)/library) is the relevant homepage.
The start page at the top of the start page overview is the home page of your academy. It is also possible to create only group-specific start pages and no start pages for all academy members.
One start page can provide a course overview, for example, while another start page displays only wiki pages and another displays courses that are only visible to a specific target group. This makes it possible, for example, to display three tiles (i.e. start pages) on your homepage that link to different areas. One tile links to courses, another to a wiki and a third to news.
You can customize the layout of your homepage and other start pages. Choose between different representations for courses and workshops. You decide whether all tiles/covers are displayed or whether they appear on a slider that you can click through (similar to Netflix).
A widget in Coursepath is a defined area of a start page that displays courses, pages and/or workshops. This can either be visible to all members or only to certain target groups.
You can find the widget settings under Edit start page at the top right, as shown in the following image.
Next you can select the widget that you want to change with through the pencil icon.
In the dropdown of Edit page you will find the option Edit layout. That will give you the options Layout and Arrange blocks. Arrange blocks will help you to easily sort the widgets on the start page. Sorting them is as easy as drag'n drop by clicking the relevant block, drag it and drop it into the desired place.
Selecting the layout
You can change the layout on the widgets on a start page. You can do that in the appearance tab in the widget settings. Widgets have different settings and display styles to choose from. Take a look at the options displayed in Coursepath in the image below.
Regarding the format style, you have the following options:
When you switch between these formats, you will see that the size of the image changes, and with it the amount of text that is displayed on the tile.
You use the number of elements in a row to define whether 1, 2, 3 or 4 tiles/elements are displayed.
You can activate a carousel slider for tiles and photo tiles. This displays a content line (i.e. courses, workshops or pages). You can choose whether four, three, two or just one tile should be displayed in this line Clicking on the arrows on the sides will move to the next selection of courses in that widget. When the carousel slider is activated, you can decide whether the slider moves automatically. To do this, select the checkbox to enable autoplay. When you select three items to display in a row, the carousel slider gives you the additional option to center the slides. When this option is activated, you will see parts of the other slides on either side.
Articles and headlines do not offer the carousel option.
For splash, the carousel slider is automatically enabled. It also has the autoplay option and the centering option for three items. You can also enable a fade effect to apply when an item in a row is selected.
The options give you additional options for designing your widgets. You activate them by selecting one or more checkboxes to hide the image, description or details.
You can customize the appearance of the widgets on all your start pages at any time. When you visit your portals, a settings button is displayed next to the widgets. You can click to switch between formats and try different combinations.
These settings also provide an easy way for you to go back and edit and customize the displayed content.