The Department Information Block is a new content type that is used to populate the subsite homepage with informational or promotional content. (Alternately, promotional content may also be displayed in the carousel slider area of the homepage.) Department Information Blocks may be set to display in either a wide or narrow format and positioned in either the upper or lower section of the homepage.

See Also: Department Carousel Slides

Fields

  • Title: (Required) Max 60 characters
  • One of the following fields must be used, but not both:
    • Image: minimum dimensions 750px x 417px
      or 
    • Video URL: YouTube video URL ('Wide' Format ONLY, see below)
  • Description: (Required) Plain text, max 165 characters
  • Button Label: Select from following options:
    • Learn More

    • Read More

    • Register Now

    • RSVP Now

    • Apply Now

    • Buy Tickets

    • Get Started

    • Browse Courses

    • Sign Up Now

  • Button Destination: optional, plain text field of up to 255 characters. The button will only display if both the Button Label field and the Button Destination field have values.

  • Placement: (Required) used to define the location on the page for the placement of the item (i.e., above or below any Department Carousel Slide content)

    • Upper

    • Lower (default)

  • Format: (Required) used to define the width and layout of the item
    • Narrow

    • Wide (default)

  • Weight: (Required) used to position the item within its Placement/Format group (i.e., upper & narrow, upper & wide, lower & narrow, or lower & wide). 

 

 

Narrow Format
Wide Format

Layout

The number and order of Department Information Blocks options on the homepage positions are as follows:

  1. Up to 4 'narrow' blocks above the carousel slider (two per row)
  2. Up to 2 'wide' blocks above the carousel slider
  3. Up to 4 'narrow' blocks below the carousel slider (two per row)
  4. Up to 4 'wide' blocks below the carousel slider

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Wide Info Block
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