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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. Scroll down to the Select Menu Style section.
  2. For Style click the circle to select Buttons.
  3. Click Button Library to expand.
  4. Design the button you like by using the pull-down menus to select the Button Type, Button Shape and Button Color.
  5. The button design will appear above in the Preview section. When you are satisfied with the buttons click Submit.

For navigation text links:

  1. Scroll down to the Select Menu Style section.
  2. For Style click the circle to select Text.
  3. Select the background color, by clicking the arrow button.
  4. A color palette will pop up. Select a background color from the palette.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Select the text color, by clicking the arrow button.
  7. A color palette will pop up. Select a text color from the palette.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. The Text Link design will appear above in the Preview section. When you are satisfied with the appearance click Submit.

Additional Resources from Blackboard

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


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