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Certain widgets can be modified to control how much or what content is displayed. Instructors can change the style and look of some or all of the widgets, and widgets can be created to give a Course Homepage a distinct look.
Some widgets, including News, Calendar, Updates, and Profile Card, have specific display settings that instructors can modify. These settings control how much content the widget displays.
However, widget display settings can only be modified if a custom Course Homepage has been 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.