How to add a Course Banner / Masthead to your Blackboard Course

A Course Banner can be used to personalise the design of your Blackboard course. You can create your own or use a free web based Banner created such as those which can be found on Google.

Control Panel

Control Panel

1. From your course Control Panel expand the Customisation section and choose Style.

Course Design Menu

Course Design Menu

2. Scroll down to Section 5 “Select Banner” and click on Browse My Computer and select your Course Banner file in JPG or GIF format.

Note: the size of your Banner should not be too large otherwise it will spoil the look of your page. Blackboard recommend 480 pixels across by 80 pixels high. This is rather small, we would recommend 600 pixels across by 150 pixels high.

3. Click on Submit.

Upload Course Banner

Upload Course Banner

4. Your course banner will appear above the Announcements page. If you have chosen a different course entry point to Announcements the Banner will appear at the top of your chosen entry point page.