Add the Tegrity Widget to Your Course Homepage in Pilot

The first step to using Tegrity is to create an editable homepage and add the Tegrity widget to it.

Step 1: Create a Custom Homepage

Copy Course Homepage

Before you can add a widget to your course, you must create an editable homepage.

  1. Click the "Course Admin" link on the navigation bar in your course.
  2. On the "Course Administration" page, click the link that says "Homepages."
  3. On the "Homepages" page, click the downward-pointing arrow next to "Course Homepage." Then click "Copy."
  4. This will create a copy of the default homepage that you can customize.

Step 2: Make "Course Homepage - Copy" Your Active Homepage

Make course active

Click where it says "-- Default --" under "Active Homepage," select "Course Homepage - Copy," then click "Apply."

Step 3: Click the "Course Homepage - Copy" link

Click Course Homepage - Copy

Step 4: Click the "Add Widget" Button

Add Widgets

On the diagram of your homepage layout, click the "Add Widgets" button at the bottom of the panel where you want to add the widget.

Step 5: Check "Tegrity Recordings" and click "Add"

Select Tegrity from the list

Scroll down the list of widgets and check the box for "Tegrity Recordings." Then click "Add." You will now see a "Tegrity Recordings" widget at the bottom of a panel in the layout diagram.

Step 6: Save!

Save and close, Save, and Cancel buttons

Remember to click "Save." If you are done customizing your homepage layout, you may click "Save and Close." Unlike older versions of Pilot, you must save your layout.

Once you've saved the layout, click the "Home" link on the navigation bar to return to your course homepage. You'll see the widget now.

Optional: Arrange and Customize Your Widgets

Drag a widget to change the order

Once a widget is on the layout diagram, you can easily move it to a different position on the page. Click on the widget and hold the mouse button down while you drag the widget into position. As you drag it, a line with nobs on each end will appear between widgets to show you where the one you are dragging will land when you release the mouse button.

You can also customize the looks of a widget by clicking on it once to show its properties. To get back to the layout view, click "Hide Properties." You can also customize a widget while you are on your homepage. Click the little down-pointing arrow next to the widget's name.