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Course Style Options

You can personalize your Blackboard course with style options that control the appearance of the menu, content and banner image as well as the theme and entry point for a course.

For more information about Course Style Options, select from the following:

Access Course Style Options

This is the page where you can select the course entry point for students, change theme colors or add a banner image to appear on the course entry page.

  1. On the lower left Control Panel, click on Customization.
  2. Select Teaching Style.

Rename Navigation Buttons

  1. Ensure the Edit Mode is On, found at the top-right of your course window.
  2. Click the arrow on the right edge of the navigation button.
  3. Select Rename Link.
  4. Modify the name.
  5. Click the green checkmark on the right.

Create New Navigation Buttons

  1. Ensure the Edit Mode is On, found at the top-right of your course window.
  2. Click the Plus Sign (+ button) above the navigation buttons.
  3. Select Create Content Area.
  4. Type a name for the navigation button.
  5. Select the Available to Users checkbox.
  6. Click Submit.

Change the Course Navigation Menu Design

  1. Ensure the Edit Mode is On, found at the top-right of your course window.
  2. On the Control Panel, click on Customization.
  3. Select Teaching Style.

For navigation buttons:

  1. Click Buttons from Teaching Style.
  2. Click Plus Sign (+ button) from button Library.
  3. Select the button you like by using the pull-down menu from Type and Button Shape to find a design.
  4. Click Submit.

For navigation text links:

  1. Click Text from Teaching Style.
  2. Select the background color, by clicking the arrow button.
  3. Select a color from the color palette.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Select the text color, by clicking the arrow button.
  6. Select the text link the color on the palette.
  7. Click Apply.
  8. Click Submit.

Change the order of your courses displayed in My Courses

  1. Click Manage My Course Module Settings in the gear icon located upper right corner of My Courses.
  2. Place your mouse cursor on the arrow to the left course name.
  3. Pressing and holding the right mouse button, drag the arrow to desired position.
  4. Release the mouse button when finished.
  5. Click Submit.

Additional Resources from Blackboard

For more information about Course Styling Options, visit Blackboard's Course Style Options ».

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