What’s a Custom Widget?
Brightspace Homepages allow you to change the layout and add either default, System Widgets or Custom Widgets to your design.
Widgets can be thought of as small programs that can offer a lot of functionality. Some are likely very familiar to you, like having a calendar on a course homepage, or something to help you author course announcements.
Custom Widgets allow you to create the style and content of the information that you would like to appear on a homepage.
The Learning Solutions Team offers a wide variety of custom widgets that can be purchased and added to your Brightspace Environment.
Create Custom Widgets with Branded Templates
Custom widgets allow you to expand the functionality of available content in your homepages to suit your specific course needs.
- Did you know that you can add the style and functionality of HTML Templates to your Custom Widgets?
Follow along with Olly Fayers, Senior Learning Designer at the University of Suffolk, as he shows how you can use your Branded HTML Templates to create interactive custom widgets.
- Don’t have a lot of time?
This tutorial is less than 5.5 minutes, and you can follow along anytime day or night!
Custom Widgets with HTML Template V3
Don’t have a set of branded templates?
You can use Free HTML Templates to create interactive, custom widgets too!
Follow the steps in Unit 2 to create your own interactive homepage widget like the one we created for this course in the Brightspace Learning Center.
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