The Spotlights feature is a great way to highlight important information on a website. Often used on home pages, or school building landing pages, Spotlights provide a module to add posts containing a headline, brief summary, thumbnail sized photo, and a link to either a file or URL for more information.
NOTE: When displaying spotlights on a page there is a setting to 'hide spotlight text' so the spotlight group can display as a set of linked 'buttons'
The way Spotlights are displayed, such as the size of the thumbnail photo, or if they display horizontally or vertically, can be determined in the spotlights block - multiple ways of displaying spotlights are possible across different areas of the website.
Non web-admin users of the site will need to be granted access to all or specific spotlight groups to be able to add, edit, or delete spotlights.
Individual spotlights can be shared across the district onto multiple spotlight groups. Some popular examples of Spotlight contents include but aren't limited to:
- Online Registrations
- Newsletter Subscriptions
- Link to School Closing Resources
- Transcript Requests
Adding Spotlights to a page requires the following steps:
- Create a Spotlight Group
- Add one or more Spotlights to the Spotlight Group
- Placing the Spotlight Group on a page