CourseMill News tab feature configuration help!

jniedermeyer Community Member Posts: 2
News Tab for students

We have reviewed the Admin Guide for steps to setup the News feature in CourseMill.

We have set the following parameters to attempt this.

ForceNews = 1 true  (Specifies whether to force students to go to the News tab when they first log in.)

HideNews = 0 false (Specifies whether students have access to the News tab in the student interface.)

We thought after logout and login we might see this News tab but aren't.

Any help in setup and configuration of the News tab feature is greatly appreciated.



  • blankgm
    blankgm Community Member Posts: 18
    Assuming you are using the Enterprise (on premise) version of Coursemill -

    Did you also set the Property: NewsURL to the url of your news page?  On our system that url is: /news/coursemillNews.html for the default news page location.

    This only works if you are using the default news page.  If you followed the instructions to upload your own news page as a course inside of CourseMill I would recommend that you check to ensure you:

    1) Open Admin Tasks->Manage Orgs->{your organization}

    2) Select the Community tab

    3) Enter the fully qualified URL to your news page in the News URL field.  This is a pretty convoluted URL, you will want to check the online CourseMill doc to figure out what the entry should be.  Assuming you use the Layout1.awt (as an example) which is available for download from Lectora -