Buzz: Questions & Answers

How do I change my course thumbnail?

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

[Question from Kenneth Collura]

As an administrator, I have bulk imported all of our courses and assigned them to the respective teachers of our faculty. I have attempted to assign images instead of the default "2 character" to the course cards. I have been unsuccessful. The only time the image will save is when I go in as a teacher and +course...Any assistance will be appreciated.

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Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

Hello Kenneth, to change the course card from displaying the first two characters of the course title to an image, you will need to upload an image for the course thumbnail. This is edited from the Curriculum Map tool. 

So, as an administrator, you would open the Curriculum Map, search for or enter the course ID of the course to edit, and then select the "pencil" button next to Thumbnail. This will then let you select a picture to upload. If it fails, it may be a permissions issue. Are you sure you have edit rights on the course? I just tested doing it as an admin on a course and it did work for me.

Let me know if this helps.

Bart Krieger

Hey Brad,

Same issue for me. 

As a teacher (who also has Admin privileges) I changed the thumbnail.  I manually created a sandbox student who saw this thumbnail.  The real students who were bulk enrolled into my course cannot see the thumbnail. 

My curriculum map shows the image but the bulk enrolled students only see the default course card.



Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

Bart, can you email me ( the course ID of the course experiencing the problem?

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

To anyone that may come across a similar issue, I wanted to document what we have discovered. 

This issue will present itself to users that are using the legacy BrainHoney sections. Buzz does not support sections, as BrainHoney did. Instead, Buzz is dependent upon courses for student enrollments. Courses provide multiple benefits that sections did not; including linked courses.

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