What is a front page?
  • 13 Feb 2024
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What is a front page?

Article summary

The front page or home page of your Totara site operates much like a standard course page and offers a range of blocks and content options.

Site Administrators and users with permission to edit the front page can add or remove blocks, add, edit or delete activities or resources, and set general appearance options.

The front page also supports the use of filters, can be backed-up and restored, and offers a range of in-built reports.

Front page centre block region

Dashboards and the front page feature a centre block region, allowing front page editors to add content and navigation blocks.

To add a block to the front page, follow these steps:

  1. Click Turn editing on and click on the plus icon ().
  2. Find and select the required block from the list provided. 
  3. Add any number of blocks to the centre area.

In order for the Current courses block to be available, the Course progress report block must be enabled at the site level (it is disabled by default). The Courses and categories block is also disabled by default.

Next steps

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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