What's NEW in PolyLearn this Summer?

The PolyLearn system has a new theme. This theme is clean, provides more space for course content and works great with mobile devices. You can choose to add this theme to your Summer course shells. Starting Fall 2016, this new theme will be the default theme for all course shells.

New Theme

The new theme was created to be cleaner and works with mobile devices. This theme places most of the blocks on the left of the browser window allowing more room for course content. The only block on the right is the Course Copy and students do not see this block. Once you have used the Course copy tool, you can delete the block from your instructor view as well.

Mobile Theme view for faculty


Change Theme

If you would like to change your Summer 2016 course theme to the new mobile friendly version, make sure to copy your old course content into your Summer 2016 course shell first.

Once the content has been copied, change the theme in the Edit settings tool.

  1. In the Administration block (left side of page), click on Edit settings.
  2. Scroll down to the Appearance sections, choose the Force theme > Cal Poly Responsive option.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Save changes button.

Since the copied course content used the old theme, the block layout will also be like the old theme. You can edit your block layout to match the new theme design by placing them on the left of the browser window.

  1. On the main page of the course, Turn editing on in the upper right corner.
  2. Find the block you want to move, click on the Actions icon > Configure (name of block).
  3. Click on the On this page section > Region then choose Left.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Save changes button.
    Note: continue this process for all the other right side blocks. Remember, Course Copy doesn't appear for students, so you do not have to move that one.

Student view or the course in the new theme

Mobile theme student view