Overview of the Course Homepage
The course homepage is the first thing users see when entering an online course. The homepage is a widget based layout. It provides different sections/areas where information can be displayed. The widgets are the building blocks of the course homepage. You can create, edit, delete, and preview content.
The course homepage should never be blank. If you put yourself in the shoes of a student going to an online course for the very first time and the first thing they saw was a blank course homepage, wouldn’t you feel a little unsure? The news area on the homepage is a great way to connect with your students. Introduce the course and the expectations. It can also be used as a way to communicate important information to students.