The Overview tool is the landing page for a course or project site. It is the first thing site members see when they click into a site.

Note: Site owners have the option to customize which tool is displayed as the course landing page, so in some cases users may see a different tool upon first entering a site.

To access this tool, click on the title of the site, or select Overview from the Tool Menu.

Overview Display

  1. Instructors can personalize the Overview Site Information Display with images, contact information, and course details.
  2. When enabled in the site, some tools - Announcements, Calendar, Forums and Messages - will have a synoptic widget added to the Overview page to display recent events in those tools.