What is it?
Figure: An example of the Slim Announcements widget.
The Slim Announcements widget presents a simplified, unified view of announcements, by trimming the display to a single image and a set length of text. The widget allows learners to read more with a click and presents a slimmed-down streamlined display to avoid overwhelming information and creating visual cohesion.
Use this widget when…
…you have a lot to say
This widget is a great option for course creators who want to regularly add announcements, anecdotes, or media – you can share as much as you want without sacrificing the visual design.
Some more best practices…
- Keep the important information right at the start of your post, this way it’s not missed and users can quickly identify important information.
- Post regularly to keep learners coming back for your most current content.
Get the Widget
This widget is a system widget created by Learning Solutions. To make any of these widgets available on your homepage, browse the Homepage Widget Expansion Pack catalog options. Select the widget(s) that best meet your needs and contact your D2L representative to add a Homepage Widget Expansion Pack.