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New layout tool for UTSOnline

by | Aug 2, 2017 | News | 0 comments

Create a new look for your UTSOnline content

Introducing the Content Layout Tool

The Content Layout Tool is a plugin for Blackboard created originally by an enterprising team at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Our Learning and Teaching Systems (LaTS) team have taken the tool and extended it to include many more options. It takes a little time to learn the ins and outs of the tool but it is well worth the effort.

What does it do?

Have you ever wished for a more attractive layout for your UTSOnline content?

The Content Layout Tool can create a stylish, streamlined look for your content and add subtle iconography, attractive table layouts, information panels, graphic elements and more.

Styling content

How about something like this?

contentlayoutexample

Or this?

Content Layout Example 2

Adding tiles and links

Default, quick tile sets

Do you like the idea of using a set of welcome tiles but can’t spare the time to organise assistance? LaTS have made welcome tiles super easy to use by adding default tile sets to the Content Layout Tool. Now you can quickly add four attractive tiles and drop them right where you want them. All you have to do is link the tile.

Content Layout Tool - Tile Layout example

Advanced tile elements

You can add custom tile sets, choose from different hover effects and use your own images too! You can create sets of two, three or six pairs and even add flip-card effects!

Want to know more?

Join us at the Academic Hub for a hands-on workshop and learn more about the tool. Engage with all the tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Content Layout Tool.

We have DIY support materials here but think about registering for one of our workshops to learn more and help us extend the tool. We look forward to meeting you in the Hub.  Help us extend the capabilities of the tool to make it even more exciting!

Register now!

Content Layout Tool Workshop: 9th August 11 am in the Hub

Content Layout Tool Workshop: 16th August 11 am in the Hub

Content Layout Tool Workshop: 23rd August 11 am in the Hub

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