Apple creates your iTunes U site using a predefined color scheme, or theme, as a starting point, with default colors throughout your entire site.
As the site administrator, you can create and edit multiple iTunes U themes to customize your iTunes U site. For example, you can change background colors, text colors, and Links box colors to customize your site’s theme.
To customize the look and feel of your iTunes U site, create themes for your site:
Log in to iTunes U as an administrator.
Click Edit Themes in the Tools area.
Choose an existing theme to edit from the “Select a theme” pop-up menu, or choose Add New Theme.
Type a new name for the theme in the Theme Name field.
iTunes U uses the existing theme name, unless you edit the name.
Edit the selected theme. You can change the following elements of your pages:
Background color (including page, section heading, and section and Links box)
Text color (including regular text and section heading text)
Links box colors (including title text and content text)
Note: You must enter RGB values for the colors you want to use.
Click Preview to view your changes before you save them to your iTunes U site.
To cancel your changes before saving, click Revert.
iTunes U updates the existing theme or creates a new theme for your site. If the theme you edited is currently being used in your site, iTunes U immediately updates all pages using the theme throughout your site. In addition, iTunes U adds the theme to the Theme pop-up menu in the Tools area of any Welcome page so you can apply the theme to your pages. A Course page inherits the theme from the Welcome page used to navigate to the course.
Repeat steps 3 through 7 for each theme you want to create or update for your site.
To delete a theme entirely, click Delete.
Note: When creating a webpage publicizing your iTunes U integration, always use layouts, graphics, formats, type, and colors that are consistent with your institution’s website. Do not mimic a webpage from Apple, and never use Apple copyrighted images or copy from Apple’s website, ads, or other marketing communications. It is acceptable to show an image of your institution’s iTunes U pages in your webpage. Do not animate or distort any graphics related to iTunes U. Do not use Apple product images including iPod in your website art, promotions, or communications. For more information, see Marketing iTunes U - October 2009 (PDF) located at http://images.apple.com/support/itunes_u/docs/Marketing_iTunes_U.pdf.
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