Adding content to the Worksite Information box

Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you need to be assigned a role that has the necessary permissions. To find out what your role is, follow the directions in Participant roles. To see a list of what permissions are associated with a given role, see Permissions, roles, and tools. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and Roles: Overview.

The Worksite Information box is located on a site's homepage in the column next to the menubar. You can either display a webpage in the box or add text. Depending on the kind of content you want to provide, follow the appropriate instructions below.

Adding a webpage

To make a webpage appear in the Worksite Information box, follow these steps:

  1. Select a course site or project site.

  2. If the site's homepage is not already open, click Home in the menubar.

  3. In the Worksite Information box, click Options.

    Note: Because the title of the Worksite Information box is customizable, the box may be titled something other than "Worksite Information" on your site. The box, however, will always be located on your site's homepage just beside the menubar.

  4. In the "Title" field, enter a title for your Worksite Information box, or you can keep the default or current title.

  5. Use the "Frame Height" drop-down list to set the height for your Worksite Information box.

    Note: Most webpages will display better in a taller box (600 or more pixels).

  6. Under "Site Info URL", type the URL (you may omit the http:// prefix).

  7. Click Update Options.

    Note: You may need to refresh your browser to view your new Worksite Information.

Adding a text description

To add a text description, follow these steps:

  1. Select the course or project site.

  2. If the site's homepage is not already open, click Home in the menubar.

  3. In the Worksite Information box, click Options.

    Note: Because the title of the Worksite Information box is customizable, the box may be titled something other than "Worksite Information" on your site. The box, however, will always be located on your site's homepage just beside the menubar.

  4. In the "Title" field, enter a title for your Worksite Information box, or you can keep the default or current title.

  5. Use the "Frame height" drop-down list to set the height for your Worksite Information box.

  6. Under "Description" enter the text you wish to display.

    Note: You may need to refresh your browser to view your new Worksite Information.

Adding your own HTML file

To display an HTML file you have created and uploaded to the Resources tool, follow these steps:

  1. Depending on where you uploaded the HTML file, select either the course or project site or My Workspace.

  2. Click Resources to view the Resources list.

  3. Copy the URL of the HTML file by right-clicking the file's name and then selecting your browser's Copy Shortcut, Copy Link Location, or Copy Link to Clipboard feature. (Alternatively, you can click the file's name to open it in a new browser window and then copy the URL from your browser's address box.)

  4. If you are not already in the course or project site in which you want to display the HTML file, select it.

  5. If the site's homepage is not already open, click Home in the menubar.

  6. In the Worksite Information box, click Options.

    Note: Because the title of the Worksite Information box is customizable, the box may be titled something other than "Worksite Information" on your site. The box, however, will always be located on your site's homepage just beside the menubar.

  7. Paste the URL into the "Site Info URL" field.

  8. Click Update Options.

    Note: You may need to refresh your browser to view your new Worksite Information.


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Last modified on November 16, 2005.