Set Up the User Homepage and Discover Page (for Destiny Discover Engage Users)

If you have a subscription to Destiny Discover Engage, students will see fun features that help guide their reading journey right when they log in.

Notes:

  • This feature requires a subscription to Destiny Discover Engage. If you do not have Destiny Discover Engage, see Setting Up the Destiny Discover Homepage instead.

  • Customizing these pages requires the permission, Allow Follett Digital setup.

The user homepage is what patrons see when they log in. The layout includes:

Homepage layout.

If a patron clicks the Discover link in the Destiny Discover header, it opens the Discover page. You can customize this page to show the content you want to feature, in the order you want it to appear.

Discover page layout.

Customize the User Homepage

Use the following instructions to customize the user homepage.

Update the Homepage Banner

Choose any public reading program to feature on the homepage.

User homepage banner.

  1. From the Destiny Discover header, select More > Admin.

    Note: If you do not see the More drop-down, select Menu icon. > Admin.

  2. Select Display Options > Featured Content.
  3. In the Home Page Banner section, from the Featured Reading Program drop-down, select a program. It saves automatically.
    Home Page Banner section.

    Note: If you do not want to show a banner, select None.

Add Custom Text, Links, Images, and Videos

You can add content to the top of the user homepage to include text, images, videos, and/or links.

  1. From the Destiny Discover header, select More > Admin.

    Note: If you do not see the More drop-down, select Menu icon. > Admin.

  2. Select Display Options > Featured Content.
  3. For the title, click Edit icon., type or edit the title, and then click Save icon..
    Content with edit icon next to title highlighted.
  4. 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.

    Note: The maximum image size is 7 MB.

Add or Edit the Custom Featured Content Carousel

Use the custom Featured Content carousel to create a virtual book display, including print and digital titles of your choice.

To edit the title of the custom carousel:

  1. From the Destiny Discover header, select More > Admin.

    Note: If you do not see the More drop-down, select Menu icon. > Admin.

  1. Select Display Options > Featured Content.
  2. In the Custom Carousel Name field, type the name to show on the homepage.
    Custom Carousel section.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

To add resources to the custom carousel:

  1. Search Destiny Discover for a resource you want to add.
  2. From search results, Title Preview, or a title's details, selectMore options icon.> Add to Carousel.

    Note: Resources appear in the order they were added, from left to right.

To remove a resource from the custom carousel:

  1. Search Destiny Discover for a resource you want to remove.
  2. From search results, Title Preview, or a title's details, selectMore Options icon.> Remove from Carousel.

Add or Edit Learning Resources

Any One Search databases that are configured to show on the homepage, as well any custom links you add, appear in the Learning Resources carousel.

  1. From the Destiny Discover header, select More > Admin.

    Note: If you do not see the More drop-down, select Menu icon. > Admin.

  1. Next to Learning Resources, click Edit icon..
  2. Use the following table to determine your next steps:
    If you want to...Then...

    Add a custom link

    Note: If you want to include a link to a database, see Add a One Search Database.

    1. Click Add Link.

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

      Add custom link.

    Edit a custom link
    1. Next to the link you want to edit, click Edit.
    1. Edit any of the fields.
    1. 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.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

Customize the Discover Page

You can customize the Featured Content carousels that appear on the Discover page.

Note: Patrons access the Discover page by clicking Discover in the header. This is where they go to browse the catalog.

Choose and Arrange Carousels

  1. From the Destiny Discover header, select More > Admin.

    Note: If you do not see the More drop-down, select Menu icon.> Admin.

  1. Select Display Options > Featured Content.
  2. In the Discover Page Carousels section, select or deselect the carousels you want to show or hide.
    Discover page carousels.

    Note: Carousels only appear on the homepage if they have content.

  1. Drag and drop any of the carousel buttons to change their order of appearance.
  2. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

Notes:

  • The Popular Titles carousel shows the top 10 books read in your collection by patron and material type. To review and adjust the data included, go to Destiny Back Office (Admin > Site Configuration > Catalog sub-tab > Top 10 Titles section).

  • The Topics carousel lets patrons search by topic, genre, or keywords. Learn more
  • If you have a subscription to Lightbox™, you can include a link to it from the Lightbox carousel. Learn more