Set Up the Homepage

You can customize the Destiny Discover homepage to show the content and links you want to feature, in the order you want them to appear.

Note: Customizing the Destiny Discover homepage requires the permission, Allow Follett Digital setup.

You can customize the homepage as follows:

Add Content and Learning Links Sections

You can add columns to the top of your Destiny Discover homepage to include text, images, videos and/or links. This makes it easy to promote upcoming events and give one-click access to quality websites/databases.

Note: You can also add Learning Links as a Featured Content carousel.

Column options include (add one or both):

  • Column A: Use the content editor to add text, images, videos and links.
  • Column B: Choose one of the following:
    • Use the content editor to add text, images, videos and links.
    • Add visual Learning Links to include configured One Search™ databases and/or custom links.

Note: The columns you set up appear in both the Standard and Simplified themes.

Example of a homepage set up with Column A containing News content and Column B with Learning Links.

To add, edit or hide columns:

  1. In the Destiny Discover header, select Main Menu icon. > Admin.
  2. Select Display Options > Featured Content.
  3. Use the Hidden checkbox to show or hide each column. A preview of the layout appears on the right side of the page.
    Column A and B set up with Hidden checkoxes selected and the layout preview.
  1. To work with content in Column A:
    1. For the title, click Edit icon., type or edit the title, and then click Save icon..
    2. For the content, click Edit icon., use the content editor to add or edit content, and then click Ok. In addition to text, you can add links, upload an image or embed a video using its URL.

      Content editor with icons for adding links, uploading an image and embedding a video highlighted.

  1. To add Learning Links or content in Column B:
    1. Do one of the following:
      If you want to...Then...
      Add One Search  resources and/or custom URLsSelect the Learning Links option.
      Add or edit a section of custom content (text, images, videos, links)Select the [title] option.
    2. If you selected the Learning Links option, click to view the links, and then use the following table to determine your next steps:
      If you want to...Then...

      Add a custom link

      1. Click Add Link.

      2. Type a Display Name.
      3. Type or paste a link in the Link to URL field.
      4. Type a Description (optional).
      5. To add an image to show with the link, click the default image, and browse to an image file you have saved (optional).
      6. Click Save.

        Add custom link.

      Edit a custom link
      1. Next to the link you want to edit, click Edit.
      2. Edit any of the fields.
      3. Click Save.

      Delete a custom link

      Next to the link you want to delete, click Delete.

      Add a One Search database

      One Search databases are configured in Destiny Library Manager. In order for a database to show in the Learning Links section, make sure the Display in Destiny Discover Homepage Links Section checkbox is selected in the One Search configuration for that database.

      Edit Database settings.

      Note: For instructions on setting up One Search, see Destiny Help or Follett Community.

      Hide a linkNext to the link you want to hide, select the Hidden checkbox.
    3. Click Done.
  2. At the bottom of the Featured Content page, click Save.

Note: In the Simplified version, up to 12 Learning Links show on the homepage. In the Standard version, up to 32 appear.

Select Featured Content Carousels

  1. In the Destiny Discover header, select Main Menu icon. > Admin.
  2. Select Display Options > Featured Content.
  3. Featured Content can vary between themes. Click the STANDARD or SIMPLIFIED tab to choose the theme you want to edit.
    Featured Content page showing Standard and Simplified tabs.
  4. Select or deselect the ribbons you want to show or hide on the Destiny Discover homepage.

    Note: Carousels only appear if they have content.

  5. Click Save.

To determine the order of carousels on the Destiny Discover homepage:

  1. In the Destiny Discover header, select Main Menu icon > Admin.
  2. Select Display Options > Featured Content.
  3. Featured Content can vary between themes. Click the STANDARD or SIMPLIFIED tab to choose the theme you want to edit.
  4. Drag and drop any of the carousel buttons to change their order of appearance on the Destiny Discover homepage.
  5. Click Save.

Adjust Circulation Data in the Popular Titles Carousel

The Popular Titles carousel shows the top 10 books read in your collection by patron and material type.

To adjust the circulation data included in the Popular Titles carousel:

  1. In Destiny Back Office, select Admin > Site Configuration > Catalog sub-tab.
    Top 10 Titles configuration information.
  2. In the Top 10 Titles section, do any of the following:
    If you want to...Then...

    Include or exclude circulations identified as "in-library use"

    Note: "In-library use" is an option you can select during checkout for materials that are used within the library.

    Select or deselect the Count in-library use circulations checkbox.

    Count circulations of only specific patron types

    1. Next to Count circulations of these patron types: [included patron types], click Update.
    2. Select or deselect the appropriate Patron Types.
    3. Click OK.

    Count circulations of only specific material types

    1. Next to Count circulations of these material types: [included material types], click Update.
    2. Select or deselect the appropriate Material Types.
    3. Click OK.

    Include circulations in a specific call number range

    1. Select the Count circulations of this call number range checkbox.
    2. In the From and to fields, specify a call number range. Type at least 3 digits of each Dewey number or a complete call number prefix.

  3. Click Save.

Choose Topics to Feature

Patrons can use the Topics carousel to search based on topic, genre or keywords, such as Graphic Novels, Sports Fiction or Summer Fun.

You can set up any combination of the following:

Note: Clicking an icon in the Topics carousel mostly returns print and eBook titles. The following search is performed, based on resource type:

  • Books: An 'OR' search of subject keywords and sublocations.
  • Websites, Databases and Collections: A search based on topic name only.

To use preconfigured topics:

  1. In the Destiny Discover header, select Main Menu icon > Admin.
  2. Select Display Options > Featured Content.
  3. Featured Content can vary between themes. Click the STANDARD or SIMPLIFIED tab to choose the theme you want to edit.
  4. On the Topics button, click Edit icon..
  5. Select one of the following groups of topics:
    • Elementary Topics
    • Middle/High School Topics
  6. If you want to hide a topic, next to the one you want to hide, select the Hidden checkbox.
  7. Click Done.

    Choose preconfigured Elementary or Middle/High School topics.

To customize topics:

  1. In the Destiny Discover header, select Main Menu icon> Admin.
  2. Select Display Options > Featured Content.
  3. Featured Content can vary between themes. Click the STANDARD or SIMPLIFIED tab to choose the theme you want to edit.
  4. On the Topics button, click Edit icon..
  5. Select Custom Topics.
    Page to choose topics, with Custom Topics selected.
  6. To create a new topic:
    1. Click Add Blank Topic.
    2. In the Topic Name field, type the name you want to show in the Topics carousel.
    3. Click the No Image icon, select a stock icon or upload your own, and then click Accept. If you want to have different icons for Standard and Simplified themes, use the Icon Displays In drop-down.
    4. Do one of the following:
      • To add a subject, from the Searches drop-down, select Subjects, type a name and then click Add Subject icon.. You can add up to six.

      • To add a sublocation, from the Searches drop-down, select Sublocation, and then make your selection.

        Note: Sublocation is a field in a book's copy record that is often used to organize a library by subject or genre. It might also be used to refer to an area in your library or building, such as a special shelving location, display cabinet or classroom. For information on managing sublocations for your titles, see the Destiny Help Center.

      • To add a keyword search, from the Searches drop-down, select Keyword, and then type your keyword(s).
        Add Blank Topic to carousel with Keyword search.

        Note: You can use Boolean (AND, OR, NOT) searches.

    5. Click Save.

      Note: The Save button is not enabled until you add a Topic Name, image and subjects or sublocation search.


  7. To include any preconfigured topics:
    1. Select Import Elementary Topics or Import Middle/High School Topic.
    2. Select the checkboxes for the topics you want to include, and then click Import.

    Notes

    • You can edit, duplicate or delete any topic.
    • When editing a topic, if it already has six or more subjects, you cannot add any more.

    Page to choose a topic, showing delete, duplicate and edit options.

  8. To change the order of a topic, click the Move Topic icon. icon next to its name, and then drag it to another location.
  9. Click Done.