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Course Media Development

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Banners & Course Cards
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Introduction Videos
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Additional Media
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Make Your Own

CIRT provides an array of instructional media services to faculty developing blended or online courses. It is recommended that each course displays at minimum, a Course Banner and coordinating Course Card, and an Introduction Video. If you would like additional media to be created for your course, please see the Additional Media section below. Alternatively, you may create your own graphics using Adobe Creative Cloud Express or Canva.

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Banners are displayed at the top of the course home page and provide a refined brand identity. Course Cards are designed to coordinate with the banner and display on your Canvas dashboard screen. View additional banner and course card examples here.

Additionally, you can design your own graphics with Adobe Express or Canva, free and user-friendly graphic design websites. More information below.

Submit a Banner/Course Card Request

Introduction Videos

An Introduction Video for your blended or online course is an excellent way to introduce yourself, provide students with an overview of the course, and build rapport with your students by integrating a humanizing aspect.

Schedule a time in the CIRT Video Studio using our online booking system or contact for more information.

Book the Studio

Additional Media

PowerPoint Design Examples

PowerPoint Templates

Download PowerPoint Templates with custom master slides designed for your specific college at UNF. Slides include your college's UNF logo and an image of the building.

PowerPoint Templates

Instructional media encompasses a number of representations intended to visually enhance your course as well as assist students who are visual learners.

Request Additional Media

Alternatively, design your own media using Adobe Spark or Canva.

Make Your Own Graphics

Banner and Course Card Dimensions
Banner Dimensions: 1920px : 480px
Course Card Ratio: 16 : 9
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Canva is also a user-friendly, free media creation website with templates, icons, copyright free images, and more are provided for your creative needs. Sign up with Canva with your personal or UNF email for free!

Start Designing with Canva
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Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Express is a user-friendly, media creation website that is free to UNF Faculty when you create an account using your UNF credentials. Templates, icons, copyright free images, and more are provided for your creative needs.

Start Designing with Adobe Creative Cloud Express Website
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The University of North Florida is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. Instructional materials distributed to students must be accessible to those who require assistive technologies. CIRT recognizes the importance of supporting instructors in this work therefore, alternative text will be included with all Canvas course banners we create and all videos we produce will incorporate captions and transcripts. In addition, we have developed resources and training specific to these needs. Please visit our Accessibility webpage or schedule a meeting with Wendy Poag, the Coordinator of Accessibility Training, for more in-depth information.

For additional questions regarding course media, contact Media Developer, Audrey Murray: