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
Training 3: Course Design II<br />Created and Presented<br />by Nicole Olsson<br />Distance Education Development Specialist Technologist<br />
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 />
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 />
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 />
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 />
Customizing the Look (Cont.)<br />What can you display in a footer?<br />Instructor Name<br />Contact Information<br />Image<br />
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 />