Training 3: Course Design II<br />Created and Presented<br />by Nicole Olsson<br />Distance Education Development Speciali...
Learning Objectives<br />Upon completion of this training using Blackboard Campus Edition 8, each participant will be able...
Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />Global Course Colors<br />Selections affect the display<br />Home Page, folders and tool...
Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />Headers and Footers<br />Can be created with<br /> plain text<br /> hand-coded HTML<br /...
Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />What can you display  in a header?<br />Name of the Campus<br />Name of the Course<br />...
Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />What can you display    in a footer?<br />Instructor Name<br />Contact Information<br />...
Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />Modifying Icons<br />Great flexibility when choosing your icons<br />You can replace you...
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  • You can create a comfortable and clearly laid out course by selecting pleasing course colors and layouts, providing important information in page headers, and choosing meaningful icons.
  • Global color selections will affect the display of the Home Page, folders, and tool pages. You can use a predefined color set, which applies a consistent color scheme throughout the course, or you can create a custom color set.NOTE: Global color selections will not affect the colors within HTML pages you have uploaded to the course.In compliance with the US Rehabilitation Act, Section 508, there is a high contrast color set, which allows users who have difficulty distinguishingcolors to use the system.
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  • Training 3: Course Design II

    1. 1. Training 3: Course Design II<br />Created and Presented<br />by Nicole Olsson<br />Distance Education Development Specialist Technologist<br />
    2. 2. Learning Objectives<br />Upon completion of this training using Blackboard Campus Edition 8, each participant will be able to <br />customize the course colors and layouts in Blackboard CE 8<br />create a header and footer<br />modify the course icons <br />
    3. 3. Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />Global Course Colors<br />Selections affect the display<br />Home Page, folders and tool pages<br />You can use a predefined color set or you can create a custom color set<br />Will not affect the colors within HTML pages<br />High Contrast color set available per the US Rehabilitation Act, Section 508<br />
    4. 4. Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />Headers and Footers<br />Can be created with<br /> plain text<br /> hand-coded HTML<br /> or using the HTML Creator<br />You can have one header and footer per page <br />Or set as a default for the entire course<br />
    5. 5. Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />What can you display in a header?<br />Name of the Campus<br />Name of the Course<br />Course Logo<br />Embedded Video ~ Welcome video<br />Embedded Animation ~ Voki<br />
    6. 6. Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />What can you display in a footer?<br />Instructor Name<br />Contact Information<br />Image<br />
    7. 7. Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />Modifying Icons<br />Great flexibility when choosing your icons<br />You can replace your icons with<br /> content icon set for the entire course <br /> default image for specific tool icon <br /> default image for an individual link<br />You can use Blackboard icons or choose your own icons<br />http://www.iconfinder.com/<br />
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