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jacobtowne7
New Member

Customise your home page

Hi stefaniesanders
Thank you for your reply on the previous discussion Creating an inviting course home page here is the information, i think some Canvas users may be interested in this type of homepage. 

Now please bear with me as I have been teaching myself IT/HTML/Anything else i can possibly do to make my life easier as I am a lone wolf with our Canvas building for our company. My tech knowledge and ability is growing each day so i know for sure i don't have all the answers.

What got me to this point was from playing around with what i could possibly do to be different. Essentially, I just wanted to do something a bit different from what i call the linear model in canvas. I wanted a more "web page" feel with clickable elements to the different pages. I also made a clickable banner for each page for easier navigation. 

The course itself is an idea I had for a professional development "cafe" where users can come and listen to podcasts, videos and the like on different topics such as leadership, self awareness etc. It isnt live on our system as yet. 

Please let me know if anyone want to chat further created an image mapped clickable page (each speech bubble below is clickable) and then users can be taken to the corresponding page. I sued this crude  page i found to create it Image Map Tool - On-line Image Map Creator - HTML & CSS | Image-Maps.com  and no doubt there is a better way but it seems to work for us so far. 

Home Page

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Example of a banner and page on the site

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8 Replies
Bobby2
Coach Emeritus

Wow  @jacobtowne7  @jacobtowne7 his is fabulous. You clever thing!

I'm going to be showing a few people. Great idea. 

 @debra_russell ‌ - cool huh!

debra_russell
New Member

Hi Jacob yes clickable images can be fun especially for the younger students. I have used them in the past but haven't used them in Canvas so far.

toole_anya
Community Member

Jacob, I am interested to chat! I was looking for ideas how to do this!! Anya

Hi Anya, 
Absolutely, happy to connect and discuss further!

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tdionne
Community Participant

I am also very interested in learning more. This is fantastic!

k_jagdev
New Member

Hey Jacob,

Thank you for sharing this example!

mmoore1
Community Contributor

Thanks for sharing some great ideas and methods.  This looks like a great way to engage some unique learning opportunities as well as designing a front page.

bohanlon
Community Member

This is neat! Any idea how this looks in the mobile app?

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