Managing Settings

Creating a Custom Page

The custom page feature can be used to add customized pages to the sidebar for your users to access. A custom page can either be built directly in the LMS by an administrator, or link to an external website.




Creating a Custom Page


1.     Under the ‘Settings’ menu on the sidebar, click ‘Custom Pages’.




2.     Click ‘Create Custom Page’.




3.     Enter the name of your custom page in the field, and click ‘Confirm’.




4.     You are now editing your custom page.




5.     You can change the name of the custom page under the name field. This is the name that will be visible to users on the sidebar.




6.     You can define the icon that is displayed for your custom page on the sidebar using the Sidebar icon field. Clicking in the field allows you to select from a set of preloaded icons. You can filter different icons by typing in the box that appears. Clicking on an icon will select it.




7.     Under the External Link field, you can type a URL for an external website that will be linked through the sidebar. A user that clicks on this custom page from the sidebar will be directed to the external website given in this field.




8.     If you are not using an external link, you can create your own custom page from scratch using the editor below. The toolbar gives options to add and format text, images, videos, interactives, and more. The editor is built similarly to the course editor.




9.     When the ‘Enable Page?’ checkbox is marked, the custom page will be visible to users on their sidebars. Unchecking this box will hide it from users.




10.  At the top of the page are a series of important commands. The ‘Save’ button will save any work done on the custom page. Be sure to click this when you are finished making changes.




11.  Clicking ‘Preview’ will open a preview window displaying your custom page as another user would see it from their account.




12.  The ‘View’ button will take you directly to your custom page. You will be viewing the page in exactly the same way as your users would be.




13.  The ‘Advanced’ button opens a developer tool dialogue, which allows you to edit the page using HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. Click ‘Save’ if you make any changes.




14.  The ‘Delete’ button will delete the custom page.