Topics Map > University of Chicago > IT Services > Teaching, Learning, & Research Computing > Chalk

Chalk - Add a Banner Image (Instructors)

This article explains how to add a banner image in Chalk.

Why add a banner?

Instructors are able to customize the image that students will notice upon accessing their Chalk course site. A visually appealing image allows Instructors to capture the attention and invite students to fully participate in the course. Banner images are created outside of Chalk and have specific size and file format restrictions: the maximum size is 480 (width) x 80 (height) and ideal file formats include .jpg and .png.

We recommend viewing the Document 18710 is unavailable at this time. article, for tips on creating the banner image outside of Chalk.

Add a Banner Image

  1. Under the Control Panel, click Customization, then select Teaching Style.
    Chalk Control Panel

  2. Scroll down the page to the Select Banner section, then click the Browse My Computer button.
    Banner Selection Section

  3. Locate and select the desired banner image, then click the Open button to attach the image file.
  4. Click the Submit button, then the confirmation message at the top of the screen appears.
    Course Style Update  Notification

Optional Step

To view the banner, click the Home button (near the Course Name).
Chalk Course Home Button

Banner Example

Note: Banner images must be uploaded from a local file and cannot attach directly from a course file.

External Resources

  • If you prefer to watch a tutorial, select: Watch it! (2:22)



Keywords:blackboard, course_environment, customization, faculty, course, design, import_banner   Doc ID:18711
Owner:LaQuanda J.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-06-04 19:00 CDTUpdated:2017-05-22 09:40 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
Feedback:  0   0