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How to Change the Course Image

Inactive Course imageCourses in D2L now have a course image associated with each course.  The course image is displayed in the My Courses widget and in a banner at the top of the course homepage.  (The same image is displayed in both places.)  Instructors have access to replace the course image with another image from the image library. The library contains over 3,000 high quality images.  Instructors may also upload a custom image.  (Refer to the notes below regarding this option.)  The image cannot be removed from the My Courses widget however the instructor can remove the banner at the top of the course homepage if desired.


 How To Change the Course Image from the My Courses Widget

  1. Log into D2L and locate the course in the My Courses widget.  
  2. Hover over the upper right corner of the course image until three dots appear.  three dots menu  This is the Action Menu.

  3. Select the Action Menu (three dots) to activate the drop-down menu, then select Change Image. 
    change image image 

  4. Search or scroll to find the image you want to use from the library. Hover over the center of the image and select Use This Image.
    Course Active checkmark

How To Change the Course Image from the Banner on the Course Homepage

  1. Log into D2L and select the course.  
  2. Hover over the upper right corner of the course image banner at the top of the page until three dots appear.  three dots menu  This is the Action Menu.
  3. Select the Action Menu (three dots) to activate the drop-down menu, then select Change Image.
  4. Search or scroll to find the image you want to use from the library. Hover over the center of the image and select Use This Image.

How To Upload a Custom Image

NOTES:  The instructor can upload a custom image however this option is not recommended unless skilled at graphic design or given an image to use from the department. All standard image file types are supported. D2L recommends course images be 2400 x 960 pixels. An image with text is not recommended to ensure the image can be resized to look great in different contexts and on different devices. 

  1. Complete steps 1-3 listed above from either the My Courses widget or the image banner at the top of the Course Homepage.  
  2. On the Change Image page, select Upload in the upper right corner.  three dots menu  
  3. Follow the on-screen directions to upload your file.

How To Remove the Banner on the Course Homepage

  1. Log into D2L and select the course.  
  2. Hover over the upper right corner of the course image banner at the top of the page until three dots appear.  three dots menu  This is the Action Menu.

  3. Select the Action Menu (three dots) to activate the drop-down menu, then select Remove This Banner.
    remove banner image

  4. The following message will appear after the banner has been removed.
    banner removed image

  5. Select Undo to re-enable the banner at this time or the X to close the message box.

 How To Re-Enable the Banner on the Course Homepage

  1. On the course homepage, hover over the bottom right corner until the Action Menu appears.

  2. Select the Action Menu, then, select Display Homepage Banner.  display banner image

The written tutorials and video simulations on the D2L Solutions site are developed and brought to you by the

Faculty Development and Innovation Center

phone 217-581-7051 :: email fdic@eiu.edu :: web www.eiu.edu/fdic 

Contact the FDIC for questions about the tutorials, to suggest topics for new tutorials, or to schedule a consultation appointment.  The FDIC staff can recommend integration solutions using D2L and other instructional technologies for your online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.


For Help with D2L

Call 217-581-HELP (4357), email support@eiu.edu, or
contact the Instructional Support Specialist (ISS) for your department.

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Contact Information

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1105 Booth Library
217-581-7051
fdic@eiu.edu


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