How to add a promotional banner to your Moodle front page

If you have seen our new premium Moodle Theme’s demo site, you will notice that there is a promotional banner placed on the Moodle’s front page. By default, Moodle’s front page is the site landing page, and landing page is always an ideal place for a promotional banner to attract immediate attention from visitors.

In this tutorial I will show you how to add a banner on your Moodle front page.

Step 1

Log into Moodle as an administrator and navigate to the “Front page settings” page.

Settings > Front page settings > Editing settings.

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Step 2

On the “Front page settings” page you will find an option called “Include a topic section”. Make sure the box for this option is ticked. Save the changes.

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Step 3

Navigate to the front page. Click the “Turn editing on” link which is located right underneath the “Front page settings”.

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Step 4

Now you should see the “Add a resource…” menu appear on the top of the front page content area. Select the “label” option from the menu as shown in the figure below.

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Step 5

In the “Label text” editor you can upload and insert your banner image by clicking the image icon in the menu bar.

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Step 6

Click the “Save and return to course” button and you should see your banner appear on the front page.

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Hopefully you find this tip useful. In fact, you can not only add a banner image but also text/video/flash to the front page using this method. So just play around with it and you might develop some creative ideas for your site’s landing page.

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