TECH TALK SESSION
The Accudemia homepage is the first thing your students see when they log into the system. Although it may not seem important, it can set the stage for what they can expect from the Accudemia system, and from your center. That’s why in this week’s Tech Talk session, Support Specialist Jorge Rodriguez went over some important tips for making the most out of this very customizable space.
First, he emphasized that there is no right or wrong way to set up the homepage. Different centers and schools arrange their homepages in different ways. We encourage you to experiment with which modules you display and how, and see what your students respond to.
During the presentation, Jorge showed an example home page. He arranged the appointments and center calendar on the left, surveys and messages in the center, and the news module on the right. A few important things to note about these modules:
Let’s go over the news module in a bit more detail, because there’s a ton you can do with it! As you can see, it can include images, links, and text formatting. The text editor is very user-friendly, as it is a “WYSIWYG”-style editor (which stands for, “What You See Is What You Get”), for in-line formatting. However, if you’re comfortable using HTML, that’s an option as well! Just click the second button from the right in the editor to insert HTML code.
Jorge made some suggestions for design considerations for this particular module:
Keep in mind that if your account has multiple centers with licenses, they will all be sharing this one homepage, so you may want to make the contents of the home page more generic so that students don’t get confused.
In addition to the home page, don’t forget that the login page is also customizable! You can access the login page editor by going to the Control Panel, and then clicking on Appearances and Themes. Note that if your account uses SSO (single sign-on) for sign-in, you won’t be able to customize the login page as users won’t be accessing it, but you’ll have all the great benefits of using SSO!
Finally, Jorge shared some great resources that you can use when designing your news module or login page:
As you can see, there’s plenty you can do to customize and personalize your Accudemia home page. We encourage you to experiment and ask your students and staff for feedback on what modules they’d like to see. As always, let us know if you have any questions, and we hope to see you at the next Accudemia Weekly Session!
Join us next time!
Engineerica Systems is pleased to present our Tech Tip segment recap for 09/28/2021 for the weekly Accudemia sessions. Held every Tuesday at 1 pm EST, Accudemia clients can join a session to learn about a quick, useful topic from one of our Support Specialists. Each Thursday, we’ll follow up Tech Tip Tuesday with a blog recapping that week’s topic. If you’re an Accudemia client and would like to join us for the next session, just visit https://www.engineerica.com/accudemia-weekly-sessions/.