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News within a class can be sent out through one of two News widgets in D2L. The default News widget optimizes course homepage space by providing a preview of multiple recent news items along with a default image of a waterfall. The Old Style News widget displays each news item in full, images included. To utilize the News widget that displays each item in full, see the directions to
Use the Old Style News Widget.
To change the default image for the default News widget, an image must be added to the news item. Once an image of any kind is inserted, it will replace the waterfall as the preview image.
By default, the News widget will show a stock image with the preview of a news item, but this can be changed.
Note: It is recommended to add the image at the bottom of the news item so students will see the body of the item first.
The Center for Teaching and Learning has developed a set of icon graphics that can be used to replace the default image. The set contains icons in both black and DePaul blue, and can be downloaded here:
Use the icon set to replace the default image for a news item. Icons in the set can also be used anywhere in the course site there is an HTML editor.
The icons available in the set are listed below, along with some examples of how they might be put to use. The icon set contains both blue and black versions of the graphics.