Branding Your Experience (Practera 2)
Learn how to make your experience your own by branding it with your colours and images.
In this article you will learn:
Practera allows you to customize areas of your experience to make them look and feel more like your own. However, not everyone is able to change the way an experience is branded. Administrators can set the branding for entire institutions and Authors are able to adjust the look of specific experiences.
This means changing the way one specific experience looks on the Learner & Expert Interface. This can be set or adjusted by Administrators or Authors of that experience.
This means setting the standard branding for the Author & Coordinator Interface for all administrators, authors, and coordinators within an institution. This can only be set or adjusted by Administrators. Please see the <Branding Your Institution> article to learn how to complete institutional branding as an administrator.
Where to Brand Your Experience
There are a few items that can be adjusted in your experience to match your branding! First and foremost, navigate over to the Settings part of your menu:
In this section, you’ll find three key areas of settings for your experience: General, Branding, and Guides. Scroll down slightly to the second section where you will see Branding:
Let’s find out what adjustments can be made there!
What Can Be Customized
In this area of experience settings, you’re able to change a few key parts of the Learner & Expert Interface for your experience. These are:
- Primary Brand Colour
- Secondary Brand Colour
- Default Experience Lead Image
- Default Activity Card Image
- Default Banner Image
- Email Template
Primary Brand Colour
Setting the primary brand colour for your experience changes the interactive buttons and elements on the Learner & Expert Interface. In order to change this colour, you can either select from the colour map or input the colour HEX code in the text box. Once you complete this action, it will automatically be saved.
Once you’ve made an adjustment to your primary brand colour, it will display on the Learner & Expert interface in various elements. Below is an example:
Secondary Brand Colour
Secondary brand colour can be adjusted just like primary brand colour either by using the colour map or by inputting the HEX colour code. The secondary brand colour is used in many fewer places than the primary brand colour. You will notice that it is used for some links and text in your email templates.
Default Experience Lead Image
This is the image that will display for learners and experts on their app interface. It is recommended that this image have the dimensions of 1024 x 576 in order to display clearly.
Default Activity Card Image
The default activity card image is used whenever you add a new activity to your experience. You’ll notice that each activity in the Learner & Expert Interface has a card with the option to have an image. The ideal dimensions for the activity card images are 1024 x 576, just like for the experience lead image.
By adding a default image, you can have an image already uploaded for that activity or you can go in and add a new one. To find out how to do that, please see Adding Activity Images.
Default Banner Image
Adding a default banner image adds a banner to the top of your emails. This banner image is recommended to have the dimensions of 600 x 250 in order to display the best in your branded emails. See more about branding your emails below.
Add your email signature in this box so that it appears at the bottom of all automated emails and notifications sent from the system.
There are two branded email templates to select from: Basic and Background. These two types of branded emails will be the templates for all the emails that your users receive in your experience.
The Basic email template has a white background with your banner image at the top, your institutional logo included at the bottom, and end supporting text in your secondary colour.
The Background email template has your primary colour as a background with your banner image and the top, your institutional logo at the bottom, and end supporting text in your secondary colour.
You can test out both of these options by selecting one and pressing “Preview”:
This will send a Practera Email Branding Preview to your registered Practera email for you to check your branding settings.
Looking for more support? Check out the rest of the Essentials Collection articles and find the additional help you might need: