Blackboard – Course Banners

Course banners must be web-friendly image files, i.e, files ending in .jpg, .gif, or .png. The optimal size for a banner image is roughly 800-1200 pixels wide and 100-300 pixels in height. We give instructions for how to edit a larger image in the video, below.

1. How to download a banner image

Feel free to download a banner from this page and upload it to your Blackboard course. To download it, RIGHT CLICK on the image and choose “save image.”


Note: this video has no sound.

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”
Updated on September 21, 2020

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