If you’ve ever taught several different courses in the same classroom, you understand the problem. At some point, all the classes start to blend together until you can barely remember who is in which class or what you’ve said where.

This problem seems magnified for online classes, as you do not see the faces of your students when you are “in” each class and there is, therefore, no visual cue to keep them straight. So, as I am teaching three classes with major online components this fall, how will I keep them straight? I especially want to avoid posting the wrong assignments or announcements in a class.

I decided to give each class it’s own unique look, with a different banner and different buttons so that when I am navigating the three classes, it is obvious which one I am in by the color schemes.

The result of my customization: Here are my three classes with their three schemes:


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