What is Overview?

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

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