What is it?
Figure: An example of the Visual Table of Contents widget.
This widget is an information, navigation powerhouse. The Visual Table of Contents creates a card in the widget for every module created in the course. The card contains a unique image for each module; and pulls in the description and number of topics for each module. That’s a lot. But the Visual Table of Contents also acts as a progress tracker, showing the learner the topics completed out of those available. The widget is also smart enough to know where a learner left off, so they can select the module title to get to the top level of the module or select the ‘Next Topic’ button to go to the next unread topic in that module.
Use this widget when…
…you have a content driven course
When sharing content and activities is the primary goal of your course, the Visual Table of Contents adds a highly visual, simplified organization system right to your homepage.
…you have a traditional linear course structure
The layout of the Visual Table of Contents encourages continuous progression through a course, module by module, and topic by topic.
…you want to promote learner progress
The widget visualizes progress and launches learners into the first unvisited topic reinforcing the importance of completion.
Some more best practices…
- Keep your module description short and to the point. Your module’s description is automatically displayed on the “back” of each module flip card. Keep the description to less than 50 words so it fits on the card.
- Picture size matters. The image used in the module description should be 754 pixels wide by 400 pixels high (or larger) so it will properly display in the widget. We recommend using a .jpg file type, but the widget supports .png, and .svg.
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.
Are you looking for technical documentation? Please visit Visual Table of Contents - Did you Know? on Brightspace Community.