What is the course Home Page?

What is the course Home Page?

If you are enrolled in a course as an instructor, the Course Home Page is the first page students see when they open the course. The Home Page also helps students understand how they can navigate through the course. You can customize the Home Page to create a specific workflow for your students. 

The Course Home Page is viewed from the Course Navigation Home link.

The Course Home Page contains Course Navigation [1], the Content Area [2], and the Sidebar [3].

Note: Depending on your device, any sidebar content may align with the bottom of the page.

Course Navigation [1] includes links that help you and your students get to specific locations in the course. As an instructor, you can customize what links are shown in your course.

Home Page content is displayed in the Content Area [2]. The content can be a page, the syllabus, discussions, announcements, quizzes, or imported content as set by your Course Home Page layout. Your Home Page can also be set to display recent announcements at the top of the page. 

The Sidebar [3] functions is the same as the Dashboard sidebar but only shows content for the specific course and includes additional options.

To change your course home page layout, click the Choose Home Page button [1].

If your course Home Page displays a page other than the Course Activity Stream, view recent activity by clicking the View Course Stream button [2]. Recent activity displays all recent activity and events in the course for assignments, announcements, discussions, and conversations. When the Home Page is set as the Course Activity Stream, this button will not appear.

 The Course Setup Checklist button [3], you can view a list of checklist items to help populate your course.

To make a new announcement, click the New Announcement button [4].

To view the course home page as a student, click the Student View button [5].

Once you have published your course and students have started to participate in the course, you may be able to access analytics for your course with the View Course Analytics button [6]. Viewing course analytics requires permission by your Astria LMS admin.

To view your course Calendar, click the Calendar button [7]

To manage course notifications for a single course, click the View Course Notifications button [8]. Course notification settings only apply to the course in which they are set.

The sidebar always shows the To-Do section [9], which shows all items that require grading, regardless of due date. Each item in the To-Do list displays the assignment name, the number of points, and the due date for the assignment. Some assignments may display multiple due dates. Items remain in this section for four weeks. However, assignments that are not graded or do not require an online submission only display until the due date.

The sidebar can also include a variety of other sections, depending on the layout of your Course Home Page. Additional sidebar options include Coming Up or the Assignment list, Assignment Groups, and Recent Feedback [10].

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