Set and edit homepage message

You can set a message on your homepage to alert users of information about Talis Aspire Reading Lists e.g. Downtime warning, IMportant dates (eg. rollover), etc.

A homepage message can only be set by users with the "Homepage message" permission assigned to their role. See the default permissions for roles.

To set a homepage message

To set a homepage message, open the "Admin" menu and select "Homepage message".

You then have the following options:

  1. Select highlighting - this changes the highlight colour for the message e.g. Red highlighting for critical messages or Yellow for warnings
  2. Select who the message will be visible to:
    • only logged-in users
    • all users (ie. everyone)
  3. Enter an appropriate message 
When you click "Update message", the message will be visible on the homepage.  To see an example message, head over to

To edit or clear the homepage message

To edit or clear the homepage message:
  1. Open the "Admin" menu and return to the "Homepage message" page.  
  2. Update or remove any highlighting,
  3. Update or clear the message text,
  4. Click "Update message".
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