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Certain widgets can be modified to control how much or what content is displayed. The style and look of some or all of the widgets can be changed, or widgets can be created to give a Course Homepage a distinct look.
Some widgets, including News, Calendar, Updates, and Picture Library, have specific display settings that can be modified. These settings allow instructors to control how much content is displayed in the widget.
However, widget display settings can only be modified if a custom Course Homepage is created and set to active. For more information, see
Designing a Course Home Page.
Instructors can create custom widgets from scratch that will display on the Course Home page.
For more information on creating News events and populating a course calendar see Updating the News Widget as well as Viewing the Calendar and
Adding Calendar Events.