3.5 Course Overview Block
I love the new course banners in the course overview block since they expand the target area for clicks/touches, but I was curious as to why some of them are gray versus one of the other random colours. It's not particularly bothersome but I'd prefer a color as it simply stands out more to users.
I was playing around with it in a test site and it seems pretty random to me. I don't suppose in the the future a colour select option could be added? Anyway, just curious for those that are knowledgeable on this particular feature.
Hello William. If you'd like the option to select colours, then please vote for this tracker issue which is asking for just that MDL-62050
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will come along to explain how the patterns and colours are generated but I understand it is related to http://jasonlong.github.io/geo_pattern/
I voted for this, too.
I also added the following comment:
I am one who believes that if colors or graphics are going to be used, that for any new course added, there should be a default color (for example, white or gray.) Then, the user should be able to change these to their preferences (for example, green=current, red=old, yellow=upcoming, etc.)
Better yet, for any course, the graphic should be set somewhere in the course configuration area. Why not allow someone to use a graphic that is being used to describe a course? Then these graphics would really become meaningful.
Rick -re your comment - Why not allow someone to use a graphic that is being used to describe a course? Then these graphics would really become meaningful. You can- that is the main point of the course images. If you have a course graphic then it appears. You only get the patterns if you don't have a course description graphic. See
I had this same question-I did some screenshots and measurements of the banners and got about 600x150 for the banners. If one were to make their own, it would need to roughly be this dimension- I don't know about adding text or anything and it being centered or not.I wanted to assign the same color to the same type of course in our setting (4 same courses across 5 cohort levels). This can be easier to say "click to the purple one" instead of name since our students are also EFL students. Below, these aren't randomly generated-rather I made banner images out of the randomly generated designs in a test installation and assigned them as course photos this way until/if the color picker gets added .
Does anyone have tried a 433x150px image?
I just found that it works fine because de maximum width is 433px and the height is fixed at 150px.
That way, the courseimage would be cut, -the box is resized due to the responsive design- and the text, if so, would not be distorted.