The Home Screen of your StudentLink or StudentLink+ app is the first window that greets your users once they've launched and logged into the app. Use it to showcase relevant content and promote various activities, such as events and elections, throughout the academic year.
To maximise the impact of the home screen, you should regularly update its content with timely events. By providing users with a dynamic and ever-changing experience, the home screen keeps them engaged, anticipating what's happening next at your student organisation.
The home screen supports news articles, events, organisations, elections and referenda. You can easily re-order the items and set featured items that are always displayed at the top of the list.
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You can access this feature from your MSL website. Only Content Editors with access to App Admin can access the Edit Home Screen window.
Expired items or deleted organisations are not automatically removed from the Edit Home Screen window. While unpublished or expired items are not displayed on your app's home screen, you should periodically remove all expired items from the Edit Home Screen window. For further information, see How to Remove All Expired Items from the Home Screen.
For further information, see StudentLink and StudentLink+ Overview.
Edit Home Screen Fields
This table lists and explains the fields on the Edit Home Screen window.
|This is where you set the type of content to be dynamically pulled through to the app's Home Screen.
The options are:
This field is displayed only in the Add/Edit Item window.
This field is mandatory.
|Use this field to rearrange the order of items on the Home Screen.
For further information, see How to Rearrange the Order of Items on the Home Screen.
|Edit Content Item
|Click the target name linkfield (e.g. News article, Event, Organisation, Election or Referendum) next to the relevant item to display the Edit [Target] window. For example, if you click on the News article linkfield the Edit News Article window is displayed.
|Add/Edit Item ()
|Click to open the Add/Edit Item dialog where you can update the ID or organisation specified for the relevant item.
For further information, see How to Edit an Item on the Home Screen.
|Click to remove the item from the Home Screen.
For further information, see How to Delete an Item from the Home Screen.
|Set As Featured Item ()/ Unset Featured Item ()
|Click to set or unset the relevant item as a featured item. Featured items are displayed at the top of the list on the Home Screen.
For further information, see How to Set a Featured Item on the Home Screen and How to Unset a Featured Item on the Home Screen.