02089 – How to Setup a Course Block

Course block is a special block only available on Member’s Area Home Page and Portal page. This block cannot be duplicated but can be deleted and moved around the page. You can add multiple course blocks and edit how the courses will be displayed on the page.

For more details about Portal page, please go to Portal Page
To customize the Member’s Home page, please go to Customize your Membership Site

This is a Course block:

Add a new Course block

Simply click on the + to add a new block and on the left-side panel click on Courses

Course block Settings

Show Courses from….

This option allows you to display online courses included in certain course groups. For more details about this go to Course Groups
If you select All Groups it will display all online courses available and don’t matter what specific group they belong to or if no course group available.
However, if you have created course groups and selected it on this option, the Course block will only display the online courses for the group.

That the user…

There are 2 choices under this option:
+
Has access to
+ Does not have access to

Has access to
This will display the online courses a member has access or registered to depend on the Course group you have selected on Show Courses from…

It will appear like this (as an example):

Does not have access to
This will display the online courses a member has no access to or not registered on Manage Members.
By default, the text will be displayed before the list of online courses like this “Some Courses You Might Like…” but you can edit this on course block settings under “Block Title”

It will appear like this (as an example):

IMPORTANT: If you have enabled Cross Promote feature you have to add a new course block on the member’s area homepage and use the Does not have access to option to be able to display the promoted online courses.
Courses Options

This will allow you to manage how the online courses list will be displayed on the member’s area homepage.

  • Hide Promoted Courses
    If enabled it will not display the promoted courses. This is only applicable for course block with Does not have access to is enabled under That the User… For more details about promoted courses go to Cross Promote
  • Hide Image
    The image of the course will not be displayed
  • Hide Title
    Title of the Course will not be displayed
  • Hide Description
    The course description will not show up on the home page
  • Hide Button
    The course button will not be shown on the member’s area home page.
Block Title

This will allow you to edit the Block title settings if you have enabled Does not have access to under That the User…

Changes on below settings will only affect the block title text (as shown below)

  • Text
    By default the block title text is “Some Courses You Might Like…” but on this textbox, you can edit them. You can also change the formatting to Bold, Underlined, Italic, Strikethrough and etc. as well as adding and removing the hyperlink
  • Font Family
    Use this feature to change your text’s Font type.
    Click on the dropdown and select the Font type you want.
  • Font Size
    This changes the size of your text.
    Simply click on the slider and move it left or right to increase or decrease the text size.
  • Line Height
    This feature increases or decreases the space between the lines of text.
    Click on the dropdown and select the line height you prefer.
  • Text Color
    This feature changes the color of your text.
    To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in the field provided e.g. #000000 = black, or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
    This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.
Font Title

This tool will help you fully customize the font style of Course title text (as shown below)
Here are the settings:

  • Font Family
    Use this feature to change your text’s Font type.
    Click on the dropdown and select the Font type you want.
  • Font Size
    This changes the size of your text.
    Simply click on the slider and move it left or right to increase or decrease the text size.
  • Line Height
    This feature increases or decreases the space between the lines of text.
    Click on the dropdown and select the line height you prefer.
  • Text Color
    This feature changes the color of your text.
    To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in the field provided e.g. #000000 = black, or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
    This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.
Font Text

This tool will allow you to adjust the font size, color, font type/family and line-height of the Course Description

  • Font Family
    Use this feature to change your text’s Font type.
    Click on the dropdown and select the Font type you want.
  • Font Size
    This changes the size of your text.
    Simply click on the slider and move it left or right to increase or decrease the text size.
  • Line Height
    This feature increases or decreases the space between the lines of text.
    Click on the dropdown and select the line height you prefer.
  • Text Color
    This feature changes the color of your text.
    To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in the field provided e.g. #000000 = black, or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
    This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.
Button

This feature will allow you to change the color of the button of the list of online courses

  • Color
    This feature changes the color of the text inside the button.
    To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in the field provided e.g. #000000 = black, or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
    This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.
  • Background Color
    This feature will edit the color of the button itself
    To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in the field provided e.g. #000000 = black, or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
    This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.
Background

This feature will allow you to change the color of the course background (as shown below)

  • Background Color
    This feature will allow you to edit the color
    To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in the field provided e.g. #000000 = black, or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field.
    This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.
Spacing

This feature allows you to add more space on the bottom of the course block.

  • Margin Bottom
    This feature allows you to add more space below the block.
    Simply add the numeric (pixel) value to the field provided.
Options

This feature allows you to use the available options for extra coding (HTML/CSS/Javascript)

  • Element Id:
    This shows the element id of a specific block, which can then be used by CSS and Javascript to perform certain tasks for the element with the specific id value. To learn more, please check here
  • Classes:
    This feature allows is used to define equal styles for elements with the same class name. To learn more, please check here
Animation

This tool allows you to add animation effects to your Course Block.

  • Type
    From this dropdown, you can choose a trigger to activate the animation i.e.
    + None = no animation will be applied
    + On Page Load = the animation is triggered as the page loads
    + On Page Scroll = the animation is triggered only when the user scrolls to that section.
  • Style
    This feature adds an animation style to your Course Block. Simply choose the preferred option from the dropdown menu.
    + Fade In = the Course block will fade in from the background
    + Scale In = the Course block scales in from the background
    + Top = the Course block will slide in from the top
    + Right = the Course block will slide in from the right
    + Bottom = the Course block will slide in from the bottom
    + Left = the Course block will slide in from the left
  • Delay (ms)
    If you want to add a time delay for when the Course Block appears, simply add the delay in milliseconds e.g. 3000ms will be 3-second delay.