How do I manage Course Cards?

Course Cards appear on a student's homepage. They're one of the first things that students see upon signing into Echo, so it's worth taking some time to make sure they display properly.

Course Cards can display:

  • A course title, term, color, and image (these are all managed through the Course Editor)
  • Course progress: If a course is set up to display student progress, students see a progress bar that indicates how many of the gradable activities they have completed. To remove this, check "Hide student course-completion percentage" box in the Course Editor > Settings > Gradebook >Options.
  • Students grade/score:  The Course Card displays the student's grade. A teacher can define what form (letter grade, points, or percentage) the grade is displayed).

Manage Course Card title, term, color, and image

To manage the the course title, term, color, and image that appears on a course card:

Open the Editor tool on a course card by clicking on the "pencil" icon.

Click on the Tools icon.

Click on "course settings" from the dropdown menu that appears.

1. Define the title and term of the course their respective fields.

2. Upload a course image and/or choose the color for the thumbnail.

  • Recommended thumbnail file type: PNG or JPG (Buzz converts all files into PNGs)
  • Ideal thumbnail size: 400px x 400px (Buzz automatically resizes images, so uploading images smaller than 400px x 400px may reduce quality)

To change the color, enter a hexadecimal color code.

Use this website to find a color, and then copy the code. https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_hexadecimal.asp

 

3. Be sure to click Save in the top righthand corner when finished.

Manage Course Card grade display

To manage the way grades are displayed on a course card:

Open the Editor tool on a course card by clicking on the "pencil" icon.

Click on the Tools icon.

Click on "course settings" from the dropdown menu that appears.

Under the Gradebook Options section, click any applicable checkboxes under "course grade view." The course grade view defaults to percent (%). Be sure to click "Save" in the top righthand corner.

Hide course completion indicator

  1. On the same course settings page, scroll down to the Advanced Options section.
  2. Check the "hide student course-completion percentage" box.
  3. Be sure to click "Save" in the top righthand corner.

Hide Course Cards

An instructor can hide course cards on their homepage if they do not wish to see the course, but still want to stay enrolled.

On the homepage, click on the "Manage Courses" button on the top righthand side.

 

From the dropdown menu that appears, click on "View/Delete."

Check the boxes next to the course cards you want to hide. Click "Close" in the bottom of the popup window when done.

 

 

Echo is constantly being improved based on the feedback from users and we strive to keep our documentation up to date.  If this document doesn’t match what you are seeing in Echo, please let us know.

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