Including a video to introduce Learners to the LMS is a great way to engage Learners, set expectations, and create excitement for all the learning material being presented.
Go to Design > click User Portals > click a previously created User Portal (typically Default Dashboard)
Go to the Main View Area tab > select Modules > click to Select the Main Area Modules
Select (1) Featured Video in the module selector.
These modules act as “tiles” for the Main View Area of the LMS. Edit the size (2) of each of these tiles to reflect the desired design.
Keep in mind the following when editing Module size:
- Each “row” of modules is 12 columns wide. To create a row of modules that fills the space properly, it is recommended to set module widths to add up to 12.
- Example: 1 module with a width of 12 columns, 2 modules with respective widths of 4 and 8 columns, 3 modules each with a width of 4 columns, etc.
- To match the Module Height of another module, choose it in the Module Height Parent selector. This is especially useful when modules are in the same row.
- Setting the Module Height to 0 auto-sets the height.
Click (3) Edit Module.
Give this Feature Video a Title. Select how this video will be hosted. Options include MP4, YouTube, Screencast, Facebook, and Vimeo.
Click Save in this modal. When finished editing all the Modules, make sure to Save the User Portal Dashboard, as well.