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On the front page of your academy, you will find all learning journeys, online courses, and (online) sessions to which you, as a trainer/mentor or participant, are linked. Your participants, in the same way, see the offerings to which they are added.

The learning journeys are standardly sorted in alphabetical order, unless a start/end date has been added to the learning journey. Read more about the order of learning journeys here. On the front page, you can also filter the learning journeys based on the categories assigned by you. You can do this by clicking on the filter icon in the search bar and selecting the appropriate category. Would you like to create a new category? Read more about how to do that in this article.

Front page with the learning journeys you've been added to as trainer/mentor or participant.

The remaining learning journeys, to which you are not linked as a trainer/mentor or participant, can be found via the 'manage learning journeys' button.

Manage your learning journeys here.

Academy Settings

You can completely customize your homepage. Do this by clicking on the cogwheel next to the title of your academy.

Academy settings

In the screen that appears, you can do the following:
- Set the language of the interface. This changes the language of all standard buttons in your academy for yourself and your participants. Good to know: participants can choose under their profile or at first login whether they want to see the language you've chosen or display the interface in another language.
- Header image: choose an image that will be shown on the homepage. The maximum size is 1440 px by 300 px.
- Title: set the title of your academy. In the image above, it's the text 'Welcome to LearnMore!'. Use the droplet icon to change the color of the title.
- Description: add an introductory text here. This will be shown on the homepage, just above the search bar.

More settings

Click on 'more settings' to further customize to your preferences!
- Logo & colors: choose the logo shown on your homepage and set a favicon if desired. The favicon is the icon displayed in the browser tab when someone has your academy open. Use this article to set your brand colors.
- Login page: choose an image a participant sees on your academy's login page. Want to check how it looks? Log out by clicking on your profile picture (top right on the homepage).
- Introduction panel: this is the screen participants see when they enter your academy for the very first time. Adding an introduction panel is optional. You can use it to welcome a participant or provide/request some initial information. We'll delve deeper into this later in this article.
- Extra menu button: this allows you to add an additional button to your homepage. We'll cover this below.
- Points system: a points system allows you to award points to participants' portfolios through certificates and portfolio items.

Introduction Panel

If you choose to use an introduction panel, make sure the checkbox is enabled and add a title and text in the description field. You can always find the introduction panel by clicking on your profile picture and choosing 'Introduction'.

Using HTML in the Introduction Panel

Do you have HTML knowledge? Using HTML in the introduction panel is possible. For instance, you can create your own links to other web pages. Below, we provide you with a few possibilities:

Enter or new line<br> for an enter or <br><br> for a new lineCreate an amazing academy with Pluvo.<br><br>Start now!
Linking text<a href="[url]"></a>Create your own academy on <a href="">our website</a>
Bold text<b></b><b>Sign up now!</b>
Italic<i></i><i>Making e-learning with Pluvo is a piece of cake!</i>

You can also ask a specific question to your participant upon entry. For example, do you want to know the participant's role or department? You can do this as follows:
Go to 'Settings' > 'Categories' via the administration panel.
Click on 'add other category types here'.
Click on 'new category' and choose 'user'.
Add the information you want to inquire about in the name field, for example, "department".
Check 'User changeable' if you want this category to appear on the introduction screen.
Also, check 'Required' so a participant can save their details only when the field is filled out.
Now, choose the question type. If you choose fixed values, you can also add options. An example of this type of question is shown below. When a participant clicks on the field, a dropdown menu opens with the options you've set.

Extra Menu Button

Would you like to add additional items to your menu, such as a link to your online store? You can also manage this via the academy settings.
Below, you'll see an example of a custom menu item. You choose the icon for the button and can then add one or multiple references to external pages.

How to Create a Menu Item?

Choose an icon for the item you want to create.
Fill in the text that should appear on the button (e.g., 'Online Store').
Enter the correct URL (including https://). For example:
Click on 'update academy' and you're done!
Curious about an example?
Below, you can see how the 'shop' and 'website' buttons from the previous image were created.

Updated on: 18/01/2024

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