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droome
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How do I remove the color overlay from a course card?

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If you want to add an image to a course card, can you remove the color overlay or are you stuck with it? Canvas help says you can remove it but I can't figure out how. 

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chofer
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Hello there,  @droome  Welcome to the Canvas Community.  Thanks for posting your question.  Please take a look at the section called "View Color Overlay" (about 2/3 the way down the page) in this Guide: How do I view course cards in the Dashboard as an instructor?.  Students have the same ability: How do I view course cards in the Dashboard as a student?

I hope this helps, Donata.

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chofer
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Hello there,  @droome  Welcome to the Canvas Community.  Thanks for posting your question.  Please take a look at the section called "View Color Overlay" (about 2/3 the way down the page) in this Guide: How do I view course cards in the Dashboard as an instructor?.  Students have the same ability: How do I view course cards in the Dashboard as a student?

I hope this helps, Donata.

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LVSNE01
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I've added an image at the course level that has the course logo.  I need to remove the color overlay.  The instructions don't really show how to remove the overlay.  I'd like to remove it at the course level, not the card level.  Can you help me with this?  

chofer
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Good evening, @LVSNE01 ...

I think you may have a slight misunderstanding of how the color overlays work as it relates to your course cards on the Canvas Dashboard.  When you are logged into your course, on the course "Settings" page, that is where you can select an image of your choice for the course.  This image is then displayed on the course card for you and your students on the Canvas Dashboard.

How do I add an image to a course card in the Dashboard?

Then, using either of the two Guides which I linked to back in 2018 (updated links are below), scroll to the bottom of each Guide, and look for the sections on View Color Overlay and Remove Color Overlay.  The image under the View Color Overlay heading shows that you can toggle the Color Overlay option on or off.  If you turn it off, this will remove the color overlay that is over the image you added via your course "Settings" page.  You cannot remove the color overlay within the course itself...this is only a function that you can toggle on the course card.  Students would also be able to toggle the color overlay on/off if they wanted.

On a side note, if you think that anything in the above Guides are unclear, you can suggest improvements to the Guides for the Documentation Team.  They are always willing to take our suggestions to make things clearer for us.  To make a suggestion, go to a Guide, and then scroll to the very bottom of it.  Below the red buttons Ask a Question and View Related Guides, you'll see a link to "share your feedback".

I hope this has helped to clarify things for you.  Sing out if you have any other questions about this...thanks!

LVSNE01
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Thanks for this information.  Is it possible to set the color overlay used for each course?  I did not see this as a course-level setting.  It appears the color is randomly selected.