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Adding a Banner to Your Course

Banners are displayed at the top of the Course Entry Point. Banners can be a great way to personalize or add flair to your Blackboard course. They can also help you and your students easily differentiate one course from another. To set a banner you need to have an image prepared in advance.

Banners should be no larger than 1000 pixels wide, by 150 pixels tall and should be uploaded as a .gif or .jpg file. Banners larger than 1000x150 pixels take up too much space at the top of a page.

example of a Blackboard course banner

To add a banner:

  1. Go to the Control Panel and click Customization, then select Teaching Style
  2. In the adjacent window, scroll down to Select Banner
  3. Click the Browse My Computer button and select the banner image that is stored on the computer, then click Open
  4. Click Submit

screenshot of the banner upload screen

You may find the following resources useful for creating your own banner:

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