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Adding a Widget to the Homepage of your Course in D2L
This document shows how to add a widget to the homepage of your course in D2L.
To add a widget to your homepage, (1) you'll need to make a copy of your default homepage, if one does not exist, (2) apply the homepage copy as your active course homepage, and then (3) add the widget. Luckily, this is easier than it sounds.1) Make a copy of your course homepage: Click on "Edit Course" in your course's navbar. Then, click on the "Homepages" link. Click on the drop-down arrow next to your courses default homepage, and click Copy. Note: courses offered through Adult Degree programs will use the ADP Course Default Homepage. All other courses will use the Course Default Homepage.
2) Apply the Homepage Copy: Above the listing of homepages, click on the drop-down arrow for the Active Homepage box, and select the Homepage copy you just created. Then, click Apply.
3) Add a widget to your Homepage Copy: Click on the name of the Homepage Copy you created. Scroll down the "Edit Homepage" screen until you see a layout that looks similar to your Course Homepage. Click on the "Add Widget" button in the section of the Homepage you'd like to add the widget to.
In the "Add a Widget" window that opens, check the box(es) next to the widget(s) you'd like to add. Then click on the "Add" button. You should now see the titles of the widget(s) you added in the spots you've chosen. Click on "Save and Close" to finish updating the Homepage. Your widgets should now be on the course homepage. Click "Course Home" in the navbar to verify that you were successful.