College of DuPage

Blackboard Release 9 - What's NEW?

Course Design Settings

Where do I find it?


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What's new about it?

Course menu design settings are directly accessed from the Control Panel menus on the left.

Instructors can control the look of navigation menu color and links/buttons in the same way as previous Blackboard verisons.

How do I use it?

  • Start by turning Edit Mode - On in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Go to Control Panel and click the double arrows ("chevron") to the left of the word Customization.
  • Select Style.

  • On the Style screen, in Section 1, select Buttons to make the navigation areas of the course menu appear in a button format. Select Text to make navigation areas of the course menu appear in a text format.
  • To change the colors of the menu, click the chevrons next to the background color and text color and select a color from the color swatches.


Selecting the Course Entry Point (Blackboard - 2 minute video)

Adding a banner to your course entry point (Blackboard - 2 minute video)

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