Front page settings
  • 21 Jun 2022
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Front page settings

The front page settings area allows you as a Site Administrators to configure a range of site-wide and front page settings. 

Front page settings can be configured via Quick-access menu > Navigation > Front page settings. Remember to click Save changes if you make any adjustments. 


Full site name

The full name of your Totara site.

Your site full name will also be displayed across your browser tab(s).

Short name for site

The short name appears at the beginning of the navigation bar as a link back to your site front page.


Front page summary

An optional setting enabling you to add a short description of your site in a block on the front page.

This summary can be displayed on the front page using the Course/site summary block.

Include a topic section

This adds a single topic section to the centre top of the front page.

When editing is turned on, resources and/or activities can be added to the topic section using the Add an activity or resource option.


The number of Site Announcement forum posts shown on the front page

Select Add a new topic... within the Latest announcement block to add new announcements.


Set the default role all authenticated users will be assigned when viewing the Front page.

Please see the roles documentation for more information on assigning and managing front page roles.

Display an add course button

Check this box to add an Add a new course button to the front page.

The Add a new course button displays above the front page centre block region (when editing is switched on).

The Totara Academy has a whole course dedicated to using Dashboards and basic theming in Totara. Here you can learn more on how to customise your site's appearance, see best practice, and give it a go yourself.

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