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Rotator modules

Rotators cycle through different content on your site, displaying multiple pieces in a single space and potentially increasing exposure.

Creating a rotator | Data | Design options | Filter results | Courses-filter-and-sort-options | Group filter and sort options

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Creating a Rotator module on a page.

Creating a rotator

  1. Click + at the top of the sidebar and select Rotator.

  2. Select the new Rotator item that appeared in the menu.

  3. Give the rotator a unique Name so that you can identify it later. The name doesn’t appear on the site page.

  4. Fill out the fields listed below to customize your rotator.

Saving your changes

Remember to save your page updates when you are done editing any module to avoid losing progress by selecting the Save Page button.

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Saving the changes made to the page.

Data

Pull content into the module with this field:

Content-Type

This is how you choose which content type is pulled into the module. Select the content type from the drop-down menu.

Rotator content is enabled for Courses and Groups at this time. You might see other options as they are in progress, but the option for speakers is not valid. This was last reviewed .

Tailor the module's appearance and user interaction through these fields:

Design options

Title

Add a Title that will show above the module.

Arrows

Check this box to show arrows.

Dots

Check this box to show dots.

Show Title

Check box: Default On.

When unselected, the title you give the rotator will not show on the page

Show Pause

Check this box to show the pause button for accessibility.

Variant

Select the module shape from the drop-down menu. For example, Circular, rounded, or square. Note that a square can be a rectangle; it just means it has hard corners instead of rounded corners.

Text align

Options for: Center, Left and Right. Align the titles of each slide (not the module title). We recommend using Left for most content but Center for speakers (because they are circular).

Slide width and height

Input 355 (width) x 200 (height) for a standard 16:9 ratio image. This corresponds to the image size (800 x 450) that we request from clients for most rectangular images

Spacing

10 is the standard recommended spacing.

Slide title

Check this box to see the title of the content beneath the slide.

Slide description

Check this box to show the content’s preview text beneath the slide.

Show Progress

For courses only, check this box to show the progress indicator in the corner of the Tile.

Filter results

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Updating the Rotators filtering.

Courses filter and sort options

Open the sections below for details on filter and sort options.

Course filter content options

Filter Content

Options

Options

Examples

Tags

Default Off

When selected, additional options appear for:

Required Tag(s): The content pulled Must have ALL of these tags

Optional Tag(s): The content pulled Can have ANY of these tags

Exclude Tag(s): Content with these tags will NOT be included

User Actions

Default Off

When selected, an additional drop-down appears for:

Optional User Actions:

Complete: Courses the user has Completed.

Enroll Courses the user is enrolled in.

Start: Courses the user has started.

Waitlist add: courses the User is Waitlisted for.

Dates

Default Off

When selected, a + icon becomes available, allowing you to add multiple date types and time ranges to function on the rotator simultaneously.

Date Type: Choose the date type you want from the list of options. The explanation of each is in the next cell.

Time Range: Choose the time range you want from the list of options. The explanation of each is in the next cell.

Date Types:

These options are pulled from the date sections within course settings. If I choose any date type, I will filter the rotator by that specific course date.

Close enrollment:

End Date:

Open Enrollment:

Release Date:

Start Date:

Time Ranges:

Specific: This option gives you a drop-down labeled Range and a Date field.

Previous: Choosing this option gives you an additional field labeled Days

Relative: This option gives you an additional drop-down labeled Value with time frame options.

Upcoming: Choosing this option gives you an additional drop-down labeled Days.

When setting dates in the Rotator:

  • Date Type Selection: Choosing a Date Type filters courses based on that specific date.

  • Relative Timeframe: If selecting Relative and a timeframe, only courses matching the selected Date Type will appear if their date falls within the specified timeframe. For example, choosing Start Date and Next Week shows courses starting anytime the following week.

  • Before Date: When selecting Before and adding a Date, only courses with a date before the specified one will appear. For instance, picking End Date and May 27, 2023, displays courses ending before that date.

  • After Date: If you choose After and add a date, only courses with a date after the specified one will appear. For example, selecting End Date and May 27, 2023, displays courses ending after that date.

  • Date Range: Choosing Between and setting a date range only shows courses with dates falling within that range. For instance, selecting End Date and From May 27, 2023, To June 27, 2023 displays courses ending between those dates.

  • Combining Restrictions: Each set of date restrictions acts as an AND statement, narrowing down the results. For example, filtering for courses starting After May 31 and After June 31 only shows courses meeting both criteria.

Course sort content options

Sort Content

Options

Example

Sort By:

Alphabetical: The rotator is sorted by course title alphabetically, with numbers appearing before letters

Newest: The rotator is sorted by course release date, with the latest releases appearing first

Start Date: The rotator is sorted by the nearest start date, with courses starting in the past appearing last and the most recent start date appearing first

Sort Order:

Default: Ascending

Ascending: Changes depending on sort by options. See next cell.

Descending: Changes depending on sort by options. See next cell.

Alphabetical:

All Courses, regardless of their dates, should be returned in an alphabetically organized fashion (NOTE: courses that start with a number should appear before courses that don’t in the Ascending fashion and vice version in the Descending fashion)

  • Ascending: A - Z

  • Descending: Z - A

Newest:

All Courses whose Release Date both IS NOT null and is before today AND whose End Date is after today

  • Ascending: oldest to newest

  • Descending: newest to oldest

Start Date:

All Courses whose Start Date field IS NOT null

  • Ascending: oldest to newest

  • Descending: newest to oldest

Group filter and sort options

Open the sections below for details on filter and sort options.

Group filter content options

Filter Content

Options

Options

Examples

Tags

Default Off

When selected, additional options appear for:

Required Tag(s): The content pulled Must have ALL of these tags

Optional Tag(s): The content pulled Can have ANY of these tags

Exclude Tag(s): Content with these tags will NOT be included

Dates

Default Off

When selected, a + icon becomes available so you can add multiple date types and time ranges to function on the tab simultaneously.

Date Type: Choose the date type you want from the list of options. —An explanation of each is in the next cell.

Time Range: Choose the time range you want from the list of options—an explanation of each in the next cell.

Date Types:

These options are pulled from the date sections within Group settings. If I choose any date type, I will filter the tab by that specific date from the Group.

Release Date:

End Date:

Time Ranges:

Specific: This option gives you a drop-down labeled Range and a Date field.

Previous: This option gives you an additional field labeled Days

Relative: This option gives you an additional drop-down labeled Value with time frame options.

When setting dates in the Grid Tab:

  • Date Type Selection: Choosing a Date Type filters Groups based on that specific date.

  • Relative Timeframe: If selecting Relative and a timeframe, only Groups matching the selected Date Type will appear if their date falls within the specified timeframe. For example, choosing Release Date and Next Week shows Groups starting anytime the following week.

  • Before Date: When selecting Before and adding a Date, only Groups with a date before the specified one will appear. For instance, picking End Date and May 27, 2023, displays Groups ending before that date.

  • After Date: If you choose After and add a date, only Groups with a date after the specified one will appear. For example, selecting End Date and May 27, 2023, displays Groups ending after that date.

  • Date Range: Choosing Between and setting a date range only shows Groups with dates falling within that range. For instance, selecting End Date and From May 27, 2023, To June 27, 2023 displays Groups ending between those dates.

  • Combining Restrictions: Each set of date restrictions acts as an AND statement, narrowing down the results. For example, filtering for Groups starting After May 31 and After June 31 only shows Groups meeting both criteria.

Groups I am a member of

Default: Off

No additional options

Displays only groups the user is a member of.

Privacy Level

Default: Off

Public: The group is public.

Private: the group is Private.

Public: Displays only groups listed as Public in the privacy setting within the group.

Private: Displays only Groups listed as Private in the privacy settings within the Group.

Group sort content options

Sort Content

Options

Example

Sort By:

Alphabetical: The rotator is sorted by Group title alphabetically, with numbers appearing before letters

Newest: The rotator is sorted by Group release date, with the latest releases appearing first

Sort Order:

Default: Ascending

Ascending: Changes depending on sort by options. See next cell.

Descending: Changes depending on sort by options. See next cell.

Alphabetical:

All Groups, regardless of their dates, should be returned in an alphabetically organized fashion (NOTE: Groups that start with a number should appear before Groups that don’t in the Ascending fashion and vice version in the Descending fashion)

  • Ascending: A - Z

  • Descending: Z - A

Newest:

All Groups whose Release Date both IS NOT null and is before today AND whose End Date is after today

  • Ascending: oldest to newest

  • Descending: newest to oldest

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