Create a custom widget

Custom widgets allow you to expand the functionality of available content in your homepages to suit your specific organizational and/or course needs. You can add custom HTML code to create a wide range of widgets. As an Instructor, you can create custom widgets for your courses, or use custom widgets shared to your course offerings from the organization, department, or semester level.

  1. On the Course Home page, click Course Admin > Widgets > Create Widget.
  2. Enter a name and description for the widget.
  3. To add your own HTML content to the widget using the HTML Source Editor, click the Content tab > The source editor icon Edit HTML Source icon. Add your HTML custom code.
  4. To apply different styling options to the widget, click Customize Widget Style.
    To help you meet visual accessibility standards, there is a built-in WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guideline) checker on the Widget Settings page. If you choose a shade that does not meet these guidelines (for example, the contrast between the text color and the background color is too low), the checkmark_green check mark by WCAG AA is replaced by a The warning iconwarning warning or error error icon to alert you to possible accessibility issues.
  5. Click Save and Close.