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Customise style and theme

1. Introduction

This is a staff guide to customising the appearance of modules and course groups in MyBeckett.

As a course team, you may wish to define a colour scheme to create a visual identity for your modules and course groups.

Example module

2. Add a picture to the header of your module

You can add a picture (known as a banner) to the top of your module or course group's home page.

a. In the Control Panel (at the bottom left of your module / course group), click Customisation, then click Look and Feel.

Image of options for Customisation Menu to add a banner header in your module choose Look and Feel option  

b. Scroll down to Select Banner and attach the new banner using Browse My Computer.

Important: the image should be approximately 485 x 80 pixels in size.

Attach a Banner image in MyBeckett use Alt Text to describe the image

c. Click Submit. 

3. Change the home page (module / course group entry point)

a. In your module or course group, first make sure that the content area that you would like to use as the homepage / landing page (module entry point), that your students will see is not empty.  For example, you could add a content item containing a short welcome message. You can always go back and edit this again later.

b. In the Control Panel at the bottom left, click Customisation.

c. Click Look and Feel.

d. Use the drop-down list in the Select module entry point section to choose the new module entry point. We recommend that this is a content area such as 'Welcome'.

Choose a Module Entry Point for your homepage, for example Welcome page.

Warning: don't select an external link for the module entry point, as this will prevent students from accessing module content.

e. Click Submit

4. Change the menu style

a. In a module's Control Panel (at the bottom left), click Customisation.

b. Click Look and Feel

c. Under Select Module Theme, click to select Text (buttons are an older feature that do not work with MyBeckett's mobile responsive theme).

d. Choose a background colour and a text colour. Aim for a high contrast between the two colours to ensure that your menu is accessible and easy to read.

e. Click Submit

5. Set the default content view

a. In a module's Control Panel (at the bottom left), click Customisation.

b. Click Look and Feel

c. Under Default content view:

  • Icon Only: This option will show titled icons without descriptions.
    Icon only
  • Text Only: This option will show titles and descriptions, without icons.
    Text only

  • Icon and Text: This is the default option, which shows titled icons with descriptions.
    Icon and text

d. Please note, changes to the default content view will only apply to new content areas. You can change existing content areas by ticking Apply this view to all existing content.

eClick Submit

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Page last updated: 06/07/2020

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