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 section, you can give the what’s new widget a name, description, and you can select the modules that needs to be shown in the widget by following the steps below:
- Choose Configure at the top menu of the admin section.
- Choose Widgets at the left menu.
- Search for the Site Activity widget and select Edit at the Options dropdown.
You can add this widget to a page by following the steps in this article.