On January 2, 2017, Blackboard Learn will have a new look and feel. Although the new “theme” is fairly subtle, it will enable a much more responsive design for students accessing their courses through their mobile devices.
What will it look like?
- The Blackboard Home page will have a 2-column layout (see Figure 1 below)
- The Blackboard Home page separates organizations on their own tab (see Figure 1 below)
- The Blackboard Home page includes links for the Bookstore, Mobile Access and Career Center (see Figure 1 below)
- The course menu is now white, with limited ability to customize (see Figure 2 below).
Can I customize my course menu at all?
No. The new theme will override any customization to your course menu, including background colors and buttons. You can however, change the title colors for names of folders, files and items in the main content area.
Questions or Feedback?
If you have questions about how the new look and feel impacts your course, contact the Technology and Learning Program at 898-6167 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.