On your My Home page, there are four grey title bars under the main navigation bar. These are called widgets, and they are used on your My Home and on Course Home pages.
Your My Home page has three widgets at the top: Calendar, News, and My Courses. Below them is the Get Started widget with links to HELP videos.
Click the < next to the title to expand the widget, and click it again to shrink it so you just see the title bar. If you set a widget status to be expanded, it will be that way when you next log in.
- The Calendar widget displays upcoming events from your courses, and you can access the full calendar by clicking the small downward-triangle immediately after the Calendar title.
- The News widget contains news items of interest to all Learning Environment users, links to useful sites, and the current Galileo password. Click the small downward-facing triangle to see a pulldown menu from which you can go to the News tool, RSS feeds, and Notifications.
- The My Courses widget shows links to the 10 courses you have most recently accessed. The links in the My Courses list give you an alternative way to get to your courses in addition to the "My Courses..." pulldown menu in the Minibar.
The Get Started Videos
The Get Started Videos widget has links to ten short videos introducing you to the main fetures of Learning Environment that you will use in your courses. The videos play in a separate window.
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