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How do I adjust the course image?

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 You can adjust the images on your Personal Homepage (the thumbnail of a course and the thumbnail of the units) or change the images withing a course (either the banners or the tiles). 

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Personal Homepage

The courses you are enrolled in, are displayed on your personal homepage. See the article on How do I add a course to my homepage? for more information.

The image you add here, will be visible to all users and will become the image of the course units.

  • Go to the course for which you want to adjust the thumbnail.
  • Hover with your mouse over the top right corner of the image.
  • Click on the 3 dots that appear.


Adjusting the thumbnail of your course on the personal homepage

  • To change the image, click on the three dots.
  • Click on Change Image.
  • Click on Upload to upload your own image or choose one of the images from the library. Scroll down for more pictures.
  • Click Save to save changes.

Changing the images in table of contents

It is possible to have different images for each unit.

In order to change the image of a unit, click on the unit and add an image to its description. Do this by clicking the image icon.


You have to upload an image by clicking the image icon. It is not sufficient to copy and paste an image here, since it will disappear after a while.

Adjusting the banner in your course

  • Go to the course homepage of the course for which you want to alter the welcome banner.
  • Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the welcome banner.

The image and text of the welcome banner is visible for all users enrolled in your course. 

  • A new screen will pop up where you can edit your Banner.
  • Upload your own image or select one of the standard images.

An uploaded image can be depicted differently than intended due to the fact that Brightspace automatically adjusts the screen resolutions and sizes to optimize the user experience on different devices. Therefore we recommend you to stick to an image size of 2400 x 980 pixels.

  • Change the Text if you wish to do so. For instance a short welcome message to all new users, or an explanatory title for your course. 
  • Click Save to save changes.
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