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Hot Spots

Hot Spot Content displays advertisements or other images that are relevant to your institution. Primary Hot Spot content appears as a header on the Community tab. Secondary Hot Spot images appear below the Off-Campus Links in the Tool Panel on portal tabs. Administrators upload Hot Spot images or use the HTML option to import outside images and information.

The data entered on this page for the Primary Hot Spots Content automatically appears in the Primary Hot Spots module. This module may be accessed through the Manage Modules page. The module content may only be edited on the Manage Hot Spots page.

Manage Hot Spots

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, select and Tabs and Modules.
  2. Select Tabs.
  3. In the tab's menu, select Hot Spots Content. This option is available for the My Institution, Courses, Community, and Services tabs, and for any module tab created by an administrator. The following table describes the available fields.
    Hot Spots Content Available Fields
    Field Description
    Edit Primary Hot Spots Content
    None Select this option to leave the primary Hot Spot on the left side of the tab blank.
    Image and Link Select this option to add a local image as the primary Hot Spot image. Enter a file name or select Browse to search for an image file. This image appears as the primary sponsor if the Local Image and Link option is selected. Enter a URL. The URL opens in a separate browser when the image is selected. When entering a URL, be sure to enter the URL completely. For example: http://www.blackboard.com not www.blackboard.com or blackboard.com
    HTML When using an ad server, the company running the ad server sometimes provides HTML code to serve the ad. Post that HTML code in this box to display the ads.
    Edit Secondary Hot Spots Content
    None Select this option to leave the secondary Hot Spot on the left side of the tab blank.
    Image and Link Select this option to add a local image as the secondary sponsor image. Enter a file name or select Browse to search for an image file. This image will appear as the secondary sponsor if the Image Link option is selected. Enter a URL. The URL will open in a separate browser when the image is selected. When entering a URL, be sure to enter the URL completely. For example: http://www.blackboard.com not www.blackboard.com or blackboard.com
    HTML Sometimes when using an ad server the company running the ad server will provide HTML code to serve the ad. Post that HTML code in this box to display the ads.

The Module Properties page for the Community Tab includes a third Hot Spot Content section.