Branding helps universities create their own identities. Part of that is the stuff we are used to thinking about. University names, colors, special fonts, and so on.

Other parts of a school’s identity receive less attention, but are just as important. For example, a university’s traditional rivals. An Indiana University grad knows that Purdue is the Source of All Things Evil. Knowing this is part of what it means to be a Hoosier.

With CyberCourse, the same course can look different for students at different schools. That is, one course can be branded differently, depending on where it’s deployed.

First, there’s look-and-feel. This refers to color, fonts, button shape, etc. By default, Cyco uses Bootstrap, one of the most popular display frameworks on the Web. Cyco supplies about a dozen premade styles, from Bootswatch. Here are some:




You don’t have to use the built-in styles, though. You can customize any aspect of Bootstrap’s look-and-feel, or use one of the hundreds of other Drupal themes that are available. Use your own logos, color schemes, whatever.

But wait, there’s more! Here’s an author creating an exercise:

Authoring an exercise

Notice the token `[custom:rival-school]`. The tokens are replaced by different text in different contexts. For example, one of the University of Michigan’s rivals is Michigan State University. Here’s what a student at the University of Michigan might see:

Student view

Students at other schools see other text. Neat, huh?

Like what you see? Take a look at what you can do.