Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tip #34: Adding a Course Banner

Tip: You can add a banner to your course.

Here’s how to do it:
A course banner is an image that appears at the top of the Announcements page of your course. To add a banner to your course, navigate to the Control Panel. Click Course Design and then click Course Banner.

Click the Browse button to locate the desired image on your computer. Select the desired image file and click Open. Click Submit to upload the image as your course banner. NOTE: You must upload image files in .jpeg or .gif formats. Blackboard does not recognize other image formats.

Cautions when adding course banners:
Some course banners may create accessibility issues for course users. To avoid these issues, we recommend the following guidelines for course banners:
  • Avoid uploading banners that contain moving images. Moving images may increase students’ page loading time and may interfere with students’ browsers.
  • Avoid using large images. Keep images within 500 x 500 megapixels.
  • Avoid uploading image files that are too large. The file size for any image uploaded to Blackboard should be no larger than 5 MB.

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