The Welcome Window widget displays a pop-up message the first time a user logs into a course. This message can include text, images, and even short videos. Course creators and administrators can easily edit and update the content in the pop-up message, and you can include as many pages in the pop-up window as you need. The Welcome Window widget is the perfect tool to welcome users, help orient them to the structure and navigation of the course, and set them up for success.
Note: The legacy Homepage Widget Expansion Pack has reached the End of Support milestone and will be retired in September 2024/20.24.9. Clients can continue to use the hosted versions of the widget until that date; however, they are no longer supported by D2L. Clients using the legacy hosted versions of widgets should upgrade to the new Brightspace System widgets. For more information about how to identify which legacy widgets you are using and plan for the retirement of the Homepage Widget Expansion Pack in your environment, refer to Upgrading from the Hosted Widgets. For more information about the Welcome Window widget, refer to the Homepage Widget Expansion Pack topic.
Customize the Welcome Window Widget
You can customize the configuration settings of the Welcome Window widget.
Note:You must have the required Welcome Widget role permissions assigned to your role to customize the Welcome Window widget. Contact your administrator for more information.
To customize the Welcome Window widget
- From your course homepage, navigate to the Welcome Window widget.
- On the Welcome Window widget, click the Customize Widget (...) button.
- In the Widget Config field, change the values of the properties you want to edit. You can choose to set the Organization level configs for all Welcome Window widgets; or make specific choices about the configuration of this Welcome Window widget at the Course level.
Note: For a detailed list of property names, descriptions, and values that you can enter into the Widget Config field, refer to Properties for the Welcome Window Widget.
- Click Save and Close.
- Click Relaunch the Welcome Window to see your changes.