Making Over Blackboard

In a peer review session for course developments recently, the question of making Blackboard courses look a little bit nicer came up. Designers Madara and Tina had some good examples and some good advice on implementing images on the external parts of content folders (usually used for holding unit and weekly content). I looked into this a bit and figured out that while it’s not possible to actually choose other icons other than the defaults in Blackboard, you do have the option to turn them off and replace them with your own.

This little video loop shows what that looks like once you’ve inserted your own images into the body of the post (left-justified):