Add Custom Content Pages

There are several ways in which a Portal Administrator can customize the look and feel of the LMS. Many of these options target existing LMS pages, but it is possible to add new pages to the LMS. This extends your ability to present custom content, such as contact information, a standard operating procedures list, or other information your users might need. This feature allows you to embed videos, link to social media sites, add widgets, and link to videos hosted on external sites. There is no limit on the number of custom pages you can add. 

This document explains how to:
  • Add a Custom Content page to the LMS
  • Make a Custom Page Available to Users
  • Remove Custom Content Pages

 
Add a New Page to the LMS

Follow the steps below to create a new page. Once you create and save the page, select the file name in the “HTML Content File” drop-down list to edit it.

1.  From the left navigation menu, select Site Management > Edit HTML Content.  
2.  On the “Edit HTML Content” page, click Add.


 
3.  In the “Enter filename” pop-up, type a name for the new page and then click Close.
4.  In the “Content” text box, enter and format your new content. Use the formatting buttons in the rich text editor or, if you know HTML and want to author in code, click Source. The screen below shows these two editing options.



5.  Click Submit to save changes.


 
Make a Custom Page Available to Users

After you create a new page, display it to your LMS users in the Custom Left Navigation area, below the standard left navigation menu, or nested within other pages that you have customized.

1.  From the left navigation menu, select Site Management > Edit HTML Content
2.  From the “HTML Content File” drop-down list, select the file name of the new page.



3.  Click Copy URL.



4.  The LMS displays the URL for this content in a pop-up window. Select the entire URL. The pop-up opens with it selected by default. Press [Ctrl]+[C] to copy it, and then click Close.
5.  From the “HTML Content File” drop-down list, select Custom_Left_Nav or the name of another custom page from which you want to link the new page.
6.  Edit the Custom Left Nav or other custom page to include an entry for the new page, then hyperlink the entry with your copied URL. To create a hyperlink with the HTML editor, select the desired text and click Insert/Edit Link.  
 


7. In the “Link” dialog box, press [Ctrl]+[V] to paste the copied URL into the URL field. Click OK.



8. On the “Edit HTML Content” page, click Submit.
9. You may need to log out and log in again to see the updated content.

 
Remove a Custom Content Page

Follow the steps below to delete a Custom Content Page.

1.  From the left navigation menu, select Site Management > Edit HTML Content
2.  From the “HTML Content File” drop-down list, select the page you would like to delete.  
3.  Click Delete.



4.  In the confirmation pop-up, click Yes.

The web page will be permanently deleted.

Note:  Deleting the page does not automatically remove any associated links. You must edit the Custom Left Navigation menu and any other custom web pages that contain links to the removed page. If you do not remove associated links, users who try to open the content link see this error message:  “Content on this page is removed by the administrator.”