Snapshot: How can you create a welcoming Entry Point (Home Page) in your Weblearn module for your students
Setting the Entry Point to your module:
The Entry Point to a Weblearn module is simply the first page that students see when they enter that module - it's the equivalent of a Home Page.
It’s a good idea to think about your module from your students’ perspective. Try asking yourself the following questions:
< Watch this CELT eLearning screencast to give yourself a few ideas.
You can set which page is your Entry Point from Customisation in the Control Panel of your module. Your Entry Point can be anything which appears on this list. The most common places chosen seem to be the Module Dashboard, Announcements, or a Content Area.
Click on Customisation and select Style. The first option in Style allows you to choose which page is set as the Entry Point to your module. Use the drop down arrow to select your Entry Point.
See the attached Guide below for more detail
The default Entry Point to your module will most likely be what is known as the 'module dashboard'. This can contain any widgets which you choose to make available to students: for example Announcement, Needs Attention, Useful Links.
You can edit the module dashboard to create an effective and attractive Entry Point to your module. You can edit the Page Banner of the Module Dashboard to include:
- Module Name and Code
- Name and contact details of anyone teaching on the module
- An image related to the module
To find out how to do this, have a look at the PDF guide in 'How to select the Entry Point to your Module' above.