University of Vermont

Center for Teaching and Learning

Blackboard Course Banners and Instructions

Course banners must be web-friendly image files ending in one of these extensions: .jpg, .gif, or .png. The optimal size for a banner image is approximately:

width between 750-1000 pixels
height between 200-300 pixels

We give instructions for how to edit a larger image in the video, below.

1. How to DOWNLOAD a banner image from this page

Scroll down to see the banners we offer. (They are all free to use, in the public domain.) To save a banner, RIGHT CLICK on the image and choose "save image."

Short (soundless) video [2:40]

2. Add text or create banner with your own photograph

The (soundless) video on the right guides you through the steps to making a banner by uploading your own photo to the free website befunky.com and then uploading the banner to your Blackboard course.

3. UPLOAD to Blackboard

  1. In the Control Panel, click on "Customization," then click "Teaching Style"
  2. Scroll to "Select Banner"
  3. Click "Browse My Computer," choose the banner image, and then click "Submit"

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dawn


railroad


utah


ocean


graffiti


vineyards


Hubble photo


Hubble photo


cyprus trees


trees in winter


blue flowers


sunset over river


field mist


grapes


mountains and lake


aerial landscape


rocks, ocean, person


purple flowers


road and sky


strawberry


surf


horses


wind turbines


water


woods


China boats


lake


earth from space





lab glassware


rainforest


glacier


butterfly


lake


earth balls


microscope


books


abstract


sunset


abstract


and by special request...
hello kitty


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