Add one or more instructor bios to show off their expertise — and get potential students excited to take the course!
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About This Section
An Instructor(s) section can be added to any page on your site. Use this section to give prospective students more information about who is teaching their courses!
In order to make use of this section, you must have some Instructor information populated in your site. The instructor titles, name and bios are all taken from your Instructors list; learn more about how to manage your Instructors.
Where to Use This Section
As this section is designed to showcase your instructors, the most popular pages to use it include:
Adding an Instructor(s) Section
- From your Admin Dashboard, select Design Your Site
- In Site Pages, select the page where you want to add the section
- Click the pencil icon to edit this page in Site Builder:
- Click Add section
- Select Instructor(s) from the list
- The new Instructor(s) section should appear at the bottom of your sections; drag the section to rearrange the position of the sections if necessary
- Click on Instructor(s) to open the section settings
- Click on the Add instructor bio button; a new card will appear in the Blocks section
- Click on the Instructor bio card and choose the Instructor whose info you want to appear
- Optional: Repeat steps 5-7 to add any additional instructors you want to include in the section.
- Optional: Customize the section as required (see below for options)
- Save your changes
Settings: The show instructor email checkbox controls whether or not to include an email link in the instructor's profile.
Headings: The heading is the title for the entire section, and the subheading appears directly below the heading. Alignment controls the alignment of the heading and subheading.
Layout: You can remove top or bottom section padding if there appears to be too much space between this and adjacent sections.
Instructor Bio: Select the Instructor you wish to profile from the drop-down. You can Add instructor bios if you want to feature more than one instructor; the section will include a carousel control to allow visitors to scroll through the different bios.
If you want your Instructor bios to include formatting such as paragraphs, line breaks, or italics, you can achieve this by adding HTML mark-up to the Instructor bio on your Thinkific admin site. For example, if you wanted to add a paragraph, you would add a <p> at the beginning of the paragraph, then a </p> at the end.
For in-depth examples of our different Themes and Styles in action, check out our Theme Demo Site. Use the buttons along the bottom of the page to browse all the different possibilities!