Adding a Banner in Blackboard Classic Course View

When to Use?

You can add a banner to your classic Blackboard course. Follow the instructions below to learn how. Before you begin, download the attached PowerPoint presentation, which contains the banner image and instructions.


Steps for exporting PowerPoint slides as PNG:

  • Edit the GV Banner Template to fit your course description and instructor information.
  • Make sure the first slide is selected.
  • Click on ‘File > Export’ in the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  • Change the Name of your file and the location you want to save it to.
  • Change the file format to ‘PNG’
  • Check that the width is set to ‘1000’ and the height to ‘150’
  • Click ‘Export’

Steps for uploading your Banner to Blackboard

  1. Navigate to your Blackboard course. Make sure edit mode is turned ‘ON’
  2. Expand your control panel in the bottom left toolbar with the dropdown arrow.
  3. Expand the ‘Customization’ tab.
  4. Select ‘Teaching Style’
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page where ‘Select Banner’ is located. Click on ‘Browse My Computer’
  6. Navigate to where you saved the Banner PNG file and select it. Click ‘Open’
  7. Click ‘Submit’ in the bottom right corner.

Check to see if it uploaded correctly by selecting ‘Announcements’ in your course site.

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