The course banner contains information about your course such as the title, course number, section number, instructor information and term the course is being delivered. To create a personalized banner, please review the instructions provided below.

Creating a Course Banner in Blackboard Learn


Step 1. Download the PowerPoint banner template file

The course banner is an image file that must first be created, then uploaded to your Blackboard Learn course. A template to help create the banner image is available below:

Step 2. Open the Downloaded PowerPoint File in Order to Create a Banner Image for Your Course

Open the downloaded file in PowerPoint. Follow the directions on the template to edit the banner for your course and save the image to your computer.

Step 3. Locate the Teaching Styles Settings in the Control Panel

Blackboard Learn will only display the course banner on the Entry Point Page of the course. You can set both the Entry Page, and upload an image file for your banner using the Teaching Style settings in the Customization section of the Control Panel (see Step 3 below).

Screenshot of Blackboard Control Panel menu.

Step 4. Upload Your Personalized Banner to Your Blackboard Course

The Entry Point Page is the default page users will be taken to when they enter the course. The Kent State Online Template uses the Home page as the course entry point by default.

In the Teaching Style Page under Section 5 (pictured below), use the Browse My Computer button to locate the banner image file you just created.

Screenshot of Blackboard menu for uploading a banner.

Step 5. Submit to Save Your Changes

Screenshot of Blackboard Submit button on banner upload.

Your course banner will now show you on the course entry page.