LearnJCU subject and community sites are provided with a default JCU template that can be personalised.
The names of links on the left menu in the basic template are recommended as they provide students with a consistent way of finding their way through LearnJCU subject sites. You can, however, choose to remove links to content and tools that are not relevant to your subject; customise some elements of your site such as the colour and style of your left menu; add a graphical banner for your site or change the default entry point.
Subject lecturers can also choose to temporarily make a subject site ‘unavailable’ so that it is not visible to enrolled students until a member of teaching staff has made it available at the beginning of the Study Period. We recommend you advise students via email when you make the site ‘unavailable’.
It is also important to ensure that the materials in your subject site are accessible over a low bandwidth internet connection and that students are provided with information about the software required to view the materials.
Recommended LearnJCU site structure
Outlines the most appropriate place to locate different type of information in your subject site
LearnJCU content publishing guidelines
Outlines the recommended delivery specifications for different type of content including: PDF, Word, PowerPoint slides, Images, Audio and Video.
WHERE TO FIND IT
Add a banner
Control Panel > Customisation > Style > Select Banner
Change the menu style
Control Panel > Customisation > Style > Select Menu Style
Change the menu links
To add an item click the + icon above the site menu, name your item, check Available to Users, then Submit
To remove an item click the menu next to the item to be removed, choose Hide Link (temporary) or Delete (permanent)
To rename an item click the menu next to the item to be renamed, choose Rename Link
Change the site entry point
Control Panel > Customisation > Style > Select Course Entry Point
Change the site availability
Control Panel > Customisation > Properties > Set Availability
* Blackboard recommends an image 480x80 in PNG format with a transparent background.