Where is the Front Page and how do I edit it?

The Front Page is the first page your students will see when they enter your course, if you choose to have the course home page set to the page. Use this page to show a welcome message, links, images, or other information for students.

Note: When the Front Page is selected as the homepage display, the Course Homepage will not update accordingly unless a Front Page is assigned in Pages. Please be aware that new courses created with Draft State no longer produce a default front page. Therefore, to select a Front Page, you will need to create a new page in Pages and associate it as the course Front Page. You cannot unpublish or delete a page that has been set to the Front Page.

If you are not using Draft State, view an archived version of this lesson. You can also view a PDF of all archived lessons in Pages.

Open Pages

Open Pages

Click the Pages link.

View Pages

Pages is designed to open to the front page for the course, if there is a front page selected. Click the View All Pages button to select a page from the Pages Index.

Note: When Draft State is enabled and you create a new course, clicking the Pages link will open to the Pages Index. Draft State does not create any new Front Pages for new courses.

Select Page

The Front Page will be indicated by a gray Front Page tag [1]. If you do not have a Front Page selected, click the Settings icon and select Use as Front Page [2]. To edit the page, click the name of the page [3].

Edit Page

Edit Page

Click the Edit button.

Edit Page Content

Edit content on your page using the Content Selector [1]. You can also edit the content using the Rich Content Editor [2] or switch to the HTML Editor [3].

Save Changes

You can notify users of changes to the Front Page by selecting the Notify users that this content has changed checkbox [1]. Click the Save Changes button [2].

View Page

View the updated changes.

Student View

Students will see all the content you publish on the Front Page.

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