On Wednesday, December 24th the theme of myCourses was changed to be brought in line with RIT colors and design.
We outline the cosmetic changes to the theme and discuss fixes if you previously customized your course.
This is a cosmetic theme change only. No changes or updates have been made to the system or the tools.
Beyond the color changes, the only other adjustment to the theming is the top navigation bar. Based on user comments the course number and title have been added back to the navigation bar so it is clear which course you are working in throughout the course. To highlight the course title the main navigation has been shifted to the right.
If you have previously customized your course, some aspects may not appear correctly under the new theming. You have two options to address this.
In your course point at the course navigation bar and click on the pencil icon that is shown.
There are two common changes that need to be made to previously customized navigation bars.
If your course navigation appears like this example, you will need to adjust your links.
The new link layout is:
|Empty||Edit Course - My Library - Locker - Help|
|Empty||Content - Calendar - Classlist - Groups - Dropbox - Discussions - Chat - Surveys - Quizzes - Grades|
You must have links in the top row to avoid the cut-off in the example image.
You may click and drag links to move them between quadrants.
It is recommend you follow the new layout, adding our removing your links as appropriate.
It is also recommended that you avoid using the quadrants to the left for links to keep in line with the new theming. Links will wrap adjust themselves and wrap appropriately to take the best advantage of the space available to them.
Remember to click Save or Save and Close to complete your work.
The course title has been removed from the Homepage and returned to the navigation bar in the new design.
If your course navigation appears like this example, with the blank space between the white line and the navigation links, you will need to add the course title to your navigation bar.
Copy and paste the following in to the field beneath Custom:
Click < Hide Properties.
Click Save or Save and close to complete your work.
Additional information on customizing the home page of your course can be found in the myCourses Help and Resources.