Overview

The Welcome Tile is a Banner that can be added to your Learner Interface. This Banner can be customized in order to match your organization's brand standards. It is also a valuable way to drive learner engagement since it is the first thing your Learners will see when they log into your LMS.

The Welcome Tile can be customized to include, announcements, scale images, and personalized messages in any language available in your portal. The ability to personalize the Welcome Tile means that you can deliver different Welcome Tiles to various Departments in order to target their specific needs.

 


Setup Instructions

Adding a Welcome Tile

The following steps will walk through how to add a Welcome Tile to your Learner Dashboard. These are the required steps for creating a new tile; for additional options and common settings in all Tile types, please see the LMS Customization Guidelines - Dashboard Tiles article.

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Step 1: Navigate to Templates from the Setup tab on the left. This will open the Department Templates administrative report. 

Step 2: Select the Department Template that you would like to edit, then select Edit from the Actions menu. This will bring you to the Manage Templates menu for that Template.

Step 3: Next, select either Public Dashboard or Private Dashboard depending on which one you would like to customize at this time. Then, expand the Content drop-down section.

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Step 4: Select Add New Content, and then select the Welcome Container Type. Here, you are able to customize the Welcome Tile as desired.

Step 5: Be sure to scroll down and select Save on the bottom right of the Content section.

 

Customizing a Welcome Tile

Once you have created your new Welcome Tile, the next step is to customize it to your preferences. You are also able to preview the Welcome Tile in mobile, tablet, desktop, and full screen.

Tips:

  • A background image is not mandatory - if an image is not uploaded, the tile height is based on the Tile Height setting under the Options tab.

  • Admin can revert back to the default Welcome Tile background image by deleting the uploaded image.

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The following chart highlights customizations that you are able to make. For additional options and common settings in all Tile types, please see the LMS Customization Guidelines - Dashboard Tiles article.

Tab Name Options
Options
  • Adjust tile height (except when the display of the background image has been set to scale)
Text
  • Prepare messages / announcements with a rich text / WYSIWYG editor (replacing the translation table values)
  • Add multiple custom translations
  • Personalize the messages / announcements to learners with snippets / dynamic fields
  • Adjust text block opacity, color and alignment

Note: Selecting a language in this tab or using the "2022-08-05_12-37-47.png" icon on the top left of the Edit Welcome Tile workspace will allow you to preview the Tile in that language; it does not set the Tile to that language. Learners will see the tile displayed in their default language.

Foreground Image
  • Display foreground image as fixed or scaled (image will scale proportionally to the tile height and is responsive to whether the image is reflected in mobile, tablet or desktop)
  • Adjust foreground image height
  • Adjust foreground image opacity
  • Adjust foreground image alignment (now 9-box grid)
Background Image
  • Display background image as fill, repeat or scale (image will scale proportionally without any cropping, will override tile height and is responsive to whether the image is reflected in mobile, tablet or desktop)
  • Adjust background image opacity, color and alignment
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