In Western Online you have the ability to copy content from one course to another. This prevents you from having to rebuild your course sections every semester. If your course contains custom header and footer widgets that you created and put into a new homepage, it will not automatically use that homepage.
The sytem defaults back to WIU Course Default homepage. So your homepage with the custom widgets will need to be set as the active homepage. Otherwise the course default homepage will remain active and will not contain your custom widgets.