The course homepage is the first page that you see when you enter your course. The typical course homepage is a page comprised of widgets that provide information and links to tools, courses, and personal settings.
Your course homepage is comprised of configurable boxes of content, called widgets , that provide information, links and other course related functionality. Use the Homepage tool to add and remove widgets from your course homepage, change their placement and order and configure their appearance and behavior. Click Edit Course on the navigation bar, and then select Homepages on the right under General. You will need to make a copy of the Course Default page in order to customize/edit it.