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Add a Section Description for Course

February 16, 2011

I love Notre Dame students – love working with them. This week I heard about a problem from Mike Ryan.  Currently on his course list he sees:

Section Instructor: Elizabeth Kerr
Section Instructor: Elizabeth Kerr

…and he is constantly clicking the wrong link. So today’s tip is for Instructors. Do you want your course link to stand out, with a description? Perhaps bolded, italicized or even colored? Here are several styles I point out with red arrows below.

You can add such a descriptor by navigating inside your course section > Click “Manage Course” button > Choose “Settings” > “My Concourse” (located about halfway down the middle column labeled “Tools,” of course-specific settings options). Text, bold, italic, or bold & italic, and a hex color code can be added. (You can choose the hex code from a web color palette such as Visibone here).

Notre Dame’s LMS, “Concourse” is currently powered by Blackboard Vista 8.0.3

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2011 8:03 am

    I just want to say I am very new to blogging and site-building and absolutely loved your page. Most likely I’m going to bookmark your blog . You surely come with great posts. Bless you for sharing your web-site.

  2. Catherine Perry permalink
    February 16, 2011 10:52 am

    Thank you, Laura, this is a great trick to help a course stand out on a long list! I appreciate the link to the color palette as well!

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