How to create and edit Course contacts

Course pages in Brightspace include a page where course contacts are listed. This is to provide students with an overview of who is the Course coordinator, lecturers and other important course staff. Most courses already have this page included, however, an update might be needed or even a new course contacts page is required.

This article will show you how to:

If you already have a Course contact page in your Brightspace course and want to know how to open the page for editing please visit How to access a Brightspace HTML page editing mode for steps.

Create a new Course contacts page

First, navigate to Content and the Course Information module of your course. Now, we can get started!

1. Click Upload/Create

2. Click Create a File

Brightspace will take you to another page to Create a File.

3. Click Select a Document Template

4. Click 01_course-contacts

The template of course contacts will load and is ready to be adjusted!Ā 

Changing text in the Course contacts page

Once the template is selected, you can either select the text and start typing the name / other information, or use pasting without formatting or pasting as plain text to make sure the font type and size stays the same as the template.

To paste as plain text:

  1. select the text by highlighting it with the cursor
  2. click the right mouse button
  3. from the options that roll out click on Paste as plain text

OR

  1. select the text by highlighting it with the cursor
  2. use Ctrl+Shift+V to paste the text without formating

Most of the contact information of the course's staff can be found in the course guide, WUR official webpage and WE@WUR webpage. Search the person by name in an online searching engine (e.g. Google, Bing etc.).Ā 

After you have finished adding or changing the information, do not forget to Save & Close!

Changing image in the Course contacts page

To change the image

1. Click on the (included) image (a bar with options appears above or below the image)

2. Click the three horizontal stripes

Click the image, select 3 horizontal bars in the editing bar

A new window will open with options to insert or edit the image.

3. Navigate to the tab Upload

4. Browse for an image or drag & drop the image in the box

Click tab Upload, click Browse for an image or Drop an image

After uploading, the new window will take you back to the tab General, where you can edit image description and dimensions.

5. Enter the Image description to, for example, the name of the teacher

6. Change the dimensions of the image to 300 x 300 (to ensure the correct displaying of the image)

7. Click OK

Click tab General, change Image descriptions, set Dimensions to 300x300

The image has now been added to the Course contact space.

How to add or remove a course contact from the template

The template contains standard 5 spaces to enter course contacts. However, it might happen you have more or less contacts you want to list for your course.

First the article will explain how to add another space, and then the removing process will be explained.

1. Add an additional course contact to the template

When adding another space to enter a course contact, it is important to copy the full space (to maintain the alignment of the text and picture). Therefore,

  1. Start highlighting the text with the cursor from the bottom below the text Note (to also copy the horizontal line separating the contacts) all the way up until the first, empty line (this makes sure the picture is also selected)
  2. Now, click in the space below the existing course contact
  3. Then, Copy (Ctrl+C) & Paste (Ctrl+V) below to insert the copied text template of the course contact
Select the whole text box of the one course contact

Now, you can edit the copied course contacts box.

2. Remove unnecessary course contact(s) from the template

If you wish to have less than 5 course contacts listed in your course, you can remove the unwanted contact boxes from the template. When removing a space to enter a course contact, it's once again important to select the full space to delete everything.

  1. Start highlighting the text with the cursor from the bottom below the text Note (to also get the line below) all the way up until the first, empty line (this makes sure the picture is also selected)
  2. Now, hit the Delete button on your computer.
Select the whole text box of the one course contact

Again, when you are done adding or changing/updating the course contacts, do not forget to Save and Close!

Edit an existing Course contacts page

It is possible to edit an already existing Course contacts page. To do so, first navigate to Content and the Course Information module of your course.Ā 

1. Click on the arrow next toĀ Course contacts

2. Click on Edit HTML

Edit the Course contacts page

You will be redirected in the Edit HTML FileĀ page. It is possible now to change the text, change the imagesĀ and add or remove a course contact from the template

You now know how to add and edit the Course contacts page!

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