Managing content display settings

You can change how course content appears in the content viewer. For example, you can define:

  1. Change how the main page displays
  2. Change how content topics display
  3. Change module and topic enumeration
  4. Change default font settings
  5. Restore default display settings

Change how the main page displays

  1. Click Content on the navbar to access the Manage Content page.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Make the changes you want to the display settings for the main page and click Save.
    Option Description
    Content Home Area
    Content Home Select Create a custom Content Home page from a file to use a custom content homepage. See Adding a custom content homepage for details on this feature.
    Layout Select Show the sidebar on the Content Home page to show the sidebar on the left of the custom content homepage.
    Table of Contents Area
    Content List Style Changes the TOC on the content home from a vertical list to a horizontal list, or to show only the modules.
    Heading

    Change the heading for the TOC, or replace it with a variable:

    {CourseName} The name of the current course

    {OrgName} The name of the organization

    Module Name Display

    Change how the module name appears. Variable choices are the same as for heading plus the following:

    {URLStart} Marks the beginning of a link

    {URLEnd} Marks the end of a link

    {Enumeration} The enumerated number of the current module or topic

    {ModuleLongTitle} The long title of the current module

    {ModuleShortTitle} The short title of the current module

    Topic Name Display

    Change how the topic name appears. Variable choices are the same as for Module Name Display plus the following:

    {TopicLongTitle} The long title of the current topic

    {TopicShortTitle} The short title of the current topic

    Layout Select Show the sidebar on the Table of Contents page to show the sidebar on the left of the table of contents.
    Sidebar area
    Box Title Change how the sidebar heading appears. Variable choices are the same as for Heading in the Table of Contents area.
    File Type Icon Select Show file type icons in the sidebar to show icons indicating file types beside course topics in the sidebar.
    Module Name Display Change how the module name appears on the sidebar. Variable choices are the same as for Module Name Display in the Table of Contents area.
    Topic Name Display Change how the topic name appears on the sidebar. Variable choices are the same as for Topic Name Display in the Table of Contents area.

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Change how content topics display

  1. On the Manage Content page, click Settings.
  2. Click Content Viewer icon Content Viewer.
  3. Make changes to the display settings for course topics and click Save.
    Option Description
    Properties Area
    Title Change the title of the content viewer action bar.
    Layout Select the layout of the content viewer action bar.
    Sidebar area
    Box Title Change the heading for the sidebar. Enter a title or use a variable:

    {CourseName} The name of the current course

    {OrgName} The name of the current organization

    File Type Icon Select the Show file type icons in the sidebar check box to show icons indicating file types beside course topics in the sidebar.
    Module Name Display

    Change the how module names appear. Variable choices are the same as for Box Title plus the following:

    {URLStart} Marks the beginning of a link

    {URLEnd} Marks the end of a link

    {Enumeration} The enumerated number of the current module or topic

    {ModuleLongTitle} The long title of the current module

    {ModuleShortTitle} The short title of the current module

    Topic Name Display

    Change how the topic name appears. Variable choices are the same as for Module Name Display plus the following:

    {TopicLongTitle} The long title of the current topic

    {TopicShortTitle} The short title of the current topic

    Modules Displayed

    Select the Show current module only check box to only show the current module.

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Change module and topic enumeration

  1. From the Manage Content page, click Settings.
  2. ClickEnumerations Enumerations.
  3. Make the changes you want to the enumeration settings for the course and click Save.

    Note  The table always displays four rows. If you have more than four levels, level four applies to all lower levels.

    Column Description
    Level The level column indicates the level in the hierarchy.
    Before Enumeration Define additional text you want to appear before the module or topic enumeration. Add HTML tags to define the look and feel (for example, text size and color) of the enumeration and text before the enumeration.
    Enumeration Choose the enumeration (number) style from the drop-down list.

    Note  If you choose the “no enumeration” option, a period (.) continues to appear until you delete it from the After Enumeration column.

    After Enumeration Define additional text you want to appear after the enumeration and close the HTML tags you use in the Before Enumeration column.
    Restore Default Click the Restore icon to restore the current enumeration to the default setting.

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Change default font settings

  1. From the Manage Content page, click Settings.
  2. Click HTML Editor.
  3. Make the changes you want to the default font for the course using the Font Face and Font Size drop-down lists and click Save.

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Restore default display settings

  1. Click Content on the navbar to access the Manage Content page.
  2. Click Settings in the Content Areas pane.
  3. In any section and for any field, click the Restore icon and click Save.

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