Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College

onCourse 2 - Developing your Front Page

Course Front Page

This is what the default front page will look like with a topic format -


A few things to know about this page -

On both the right and left sides are blocks.  A number of these will appear by default and can be edited and relocated.  You can add others with your own content by turning editing on and from the drop down menu (bottom left block) "Add a block", choose from the list.

At the top of the page you'll find a Logout button and links to our current academic year courses, the previous academic year courses, and Organizations (clubs, departmental, committee sites etc.).  Below that is the bread crumb menu, which indicates the steps of your navigation to and within the course - Home > Courses > Miscellaneous (category the course lives in) > Test Course (course name).

Turn editing on -

Before you can do anything on your front page - add, edit or move anything, you need to turn editing on.  You'll find that option in the Settings block or in the top right just below the navigation bar.  The page will become busy with lots of icons for editing purposes and the button for editing will now say Turn editing off.

Settings block -

The functions in this block will allow you to-

  • change the format of your page
  • change the number of topics or weeks
  • make your course available to your students, make grades visible to students
  • backup and restore your course
  • view or add participants to the course.

Icons in onCourse 2

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