How can I customize my eportfolio? I would especially like to add a background color to each of the pages to make them stand out.
Hi Caroline Hoefferle a (very belated) Welcome to the Canvas Community. I see you joined the Community last August, but this appears to be your first post here, so we're happy to have you!
Unfortunately (and to be brutally frank) the ePortfolio does not have a lot of bells and whistles for customization. As far as I can tell, the only way to do what you desired is by launching the HTML editor on a page, which is covered here: How do I add HTML/embedded content to my ePortfolio page as a student? And after doing that, you can check Matt Hanes' excellent instructions for adding background color here: How do I change the background color of a "page" within Canvas? The "gotcha" here is that everything for that page then has to be done in the HTML editor. If you know HTML...great. If not, well....it's not good. You cannot hope to edit some content in the more user-friendly rich content editor as well as the HTML editor at the same time. I just tried, and it did not work. For example, here is a sample that I just now did, right down to using Matt's exact example of a color for the background color. (The HTML editor is at the bottom):
Here is the result after saving it:
So, unless you know enough HTML to put your paragraphs in the <P> tags (which I did not do, just so show how my typed example would look), and use the <a> tags for hyperlinks, you will have issues on any page for which you would like to add a background color. I might also add that background colors can raise accessibility issues, so you want to make sure you have good color contrast with the text.
Anyway, I hope this helps a bit, though you may not like the answer!
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