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Course Home Overview

Course Home is the first page that you and your students see when visiting your D2L course site. You can use it to share important information with students, including news updates and upcoming due dates.

Your course site's Course Home page is comprised of boxes of content called widgets. Some departments may designate that specific widgets be added to your Course Home page, or even a specific layout, but most course sites will simply display the university-wide default widgets, which include News, Updates, and Calendar widgets.

Course Home Guides

Course Home FAQs

Yes. You'll need to create a custom widget, then add it to your Course Home page. View the Managing Widgets page for more information.

Yes. While due, start, and end dates can automatically transfer to your course calendar, you'll need to create events in the calendar for any activities that are not linked to a part of your D2L course site. View the Addding Calendar Events guide for more information.