I'm trying to change the background for one course to "white" due to screenshots that need to be uploaded.
It sounds like you are working in Bridge's native authoring environment, is that right? Can you show a screenshot of what you are seeing that isn't white that you want to change? That would help me know what setting to have you look at.
Byron, we aren't able to see a screenshot in your comment (it is blank). Would you check?
Byron, we are not able to see an attachment either. Could it be that you're replying directly from email? To upload the screenshot, please navigate directly to the conversation in the Bridge Community and use the content editor to upload the image. Thanks!
I uploaded a Power Point file but needed to screen shot some of the information because it gets resized too small to read when converted over to Bridge. I wanted a white background instead of dark blue so you couldn't tell it's a screen shot
Third time's a charm, Byron and Thank You for taking the time to upload the screenshot!
Hi Byron Oden,
Are you using High Contrast Mode? How do I use the Bridge Navigation Menu?
Yes. One department likes their in low contrast and others like the high contrast. Wanted to see if I can change the contrast in specific courses.
It looks like the individual user sets his or her account to be in high contrast or not. Here is a discussion about that: Can Learner on/off THEIR "high contrast mode"? From what I can see there's no way to override that feature for a user or a course. Bridge is designed for ease of use, so sometimes when wishing to control certain elements of the platform it's just not possible. Despite any lack of customization, that keeps Bridge very clean, simple, and easy to use. I've used platforms that allowed ultimate customization and I don't miss spending months trying to set something up.
Like the discussion I linked above, you could look into designing courses to be optimal in both formats as Alison Leese mentioned, such as by using .png images with transparent backgrounds in the Bridge course builder.
You could also use Bridge's course builder to import a slide deck that has a background that doesn't correspond with either the high contrast or standard white backgrounds. I tend to use very large font, like 24-28pt in my decks. I've also been known to covert them into jpgs myself and put multiple slides on a Bridge slide to save space. For example, one course we have actually has 3 different power point slides as jpgs in one Bridge slide and I added a YouTube video between two of the slides.
I hope this helps,
I think that Heidi Hess-Bynum has hit on some really good stuff here. I thought I would add a few thoughts as well.
First, I assume you have tried the H1 heading setting for your titles and they are smaller than you want, right?
When adding things like screenshots of text, remember that viewing the course on anything smaller than a desktop/laptop will result in the image being shrunk proportionally and could result in some very small text for the learner to read.
That being said, I love Heidi's idea about using backgrounds that don't correspond with either mode for your headings. You can make it look less like a screenshot if you use gradients or a banner or something of that sort. Below I have prepped an image in Google Drawings for the header and inserted the PNG in the body of the course and you can see that it looks fine in either viewing mode.
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