Other Widgets

The Download Center widget

Moderators can use the Download Center widget to make files available to participants for download. It’s a convenient and centralized way to share multiple items with your audience. You can add a file to your Download Center by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Configure at the top menu in Admin.
  2. Choose Widgets and Download Center at the left menu.
  3. Click Add Download to upload a file and give the file a name.

The What’s New widget

The What’s New widget is a list of notifications of new activities in the platform. This can be, for example, a new user, a new forum topic, a new blog comment, or a new challenge assignment. The purpose is to inform users of what’s new, so they won’t miss a thing. This way the user does not have to search in every module to see if there is something new.

You can see who’s activity it is, what type of activity it is, when the activity took place, the name of the posted item and, if available, an image. When you click on the item, you will go directly to the relevant item in the module.

In the Admin -Configure -Widgets section, you can give the “What’s New” widget a name, description, and you can select the modules that need to be shown in the widget.

The Spotlight widget

The Spotlight widget can help you draw attention to items or users on your platform that you do not want your community to miss. The Spotlight widget can be used to promote:

  1. Active, drafted, or scheduled CMNTY Platform activities. Expired items will not be included in the drop-down menus in the Spotlight item creation page. If you do not see your item in the drop-down menu, make sure it has not expired yet. Moreover, items that are visible to a limited audience (a specific user group category or specific user group) will remain visible to only that audience.
  2. CMNTY Platform users. If you choose to create a Spotlight item for a user, you will display the list of all active users on your platform. You can select a participant or a Moderator. Frozen users will be excluded from this list. If you cannot see the user of your choice in the drop-down menu, make sure they are not frozen.

The status column in the Spotlight overview indicates the same status that the item already has in the respective module page. For example, if you created a Journal assignment and scheduled it to start on a specific date, the status of this item will be Scheduled in both the Journal overview and the Spotlight overview pages. In the same way, as soon as the item is published, its status will change to Active in both the Journal overview and the Spotlight overview pages.

While you cannot create a Spotlight item for content that has already expired, if you add an item and then it expires, you will see an Expired status.

The My Journals widget

The My Journals widget will show the users of your CMNTY Platform an overview of their Journals and thus draw extra attention to the Journal module.

Participants see the title and the description of the widget, the dates and the beginning of the text of their journal messages. By clicking on this widget, it directly leads a participant to the journal. The participant only sees their own messages and never messages of other users.

The Forum statistics widget

The Forum Statistics widget shows the number of topics and posts in the Forum Module. This widget gives attention to the Forum module and stimulates users to participate in the boards. It keeps the users up to date on the Forum module and is often placed in the sidebar so it is easy to see.

You can add all these widgets to a page by following the steps in this article.