How do I add a new Course Style?

Course Styles enables authors of any discipline to create, manage, share and duplicate custom or company standard styles throughout all their courses in Claro. You can apply your font style, size, spacing, color, list style and more to any portion of a text element, image labels, question choices and feedback, page notes and transcripts and glossary terms. Using Course Styles helps save time and maintain unity within and even between courses.

To add a new Course Style:

  1. From the Home tab, select the Styles button. This will open the Style Editor.
  2. Select Add. The new style editing fields and Preview pane will become active.
  3. Enter a Title for your new Style.
  4. Apply the desired styles:
    Background Color
    Font Color
    Border Settings: The border dialogue box enables you to:
    • select a color
    • a type of of border (Ex: solid, dashed, double, grooved)
    • a width
    • a radius (Ex: rounded corners)
    • Once you select the desired type of border, click on the diagram on the right to apply the border to the top, bottom, left, right, and corners, or to apply it to the entire object, click on the center block.
    • Click Ok
    List Type
     Tip: Remember to make selections for both bulleted lists and Number/Letter lists.
    List Color Tip: List color cannot be determined without first making your List Type selections.
    Font Family
    Font Size
    Line Spacing Tip: Total line-height is determined by multiplying the selected unitless value by the font's pixel value. Note that if the result returned is a decimal value, not all browsers handle subpixel values in the same manner which can result in a line-height that varies between browsers. See the article below for more information.
  5. Select Update.
Note: See our OS and browser differences related to font display and shape rendering article for helpful information and tips to consider when creating Course Styles.

To apply a Course Style to your text:

  1. Open the text element for editing and select the portion of text for which you want to apply a Style. If you want to apply the Style to all the text, you can use the shortcut key Control+A, or Command+A on Mac.
  2. Select the bottom portion of the Styles button from the Home tab.
  3. Select the desired Style from the list.

    Note: If you apply Styles to individual portions of a text element and then decide you'd like to apply a different Style to the entire element, only the portions of text with no previous Styles applied will be changed. This allows you to use certain Styles on some text to add emphasis and another Style to the remainder of your text without having to select the multiple fragments between the previously styled portions. If you'd like the portions with previous Styles applied to be changed also, you will need to remove the other Styles first by de-selecting the Style from the pulldown list on the Styles button.

    Note: If the Style will not apply to your text, try selecting the text and then clicking the Remove HTML Markup button and/or Clear All Formatting button from the Paragraph section of the Home tab then repeat the steps above.
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