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Thumbnails/placeholder images

All of these have a gradient superimposed over them that obscures the image underneath. If these images are meant to grab the end user's attention, help them quickly navigate a screen of potential courses, etc -- what is the point of *hiding* the visual cue in such a way?

Administrators should have the option to disable this sort of feature

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  • Angela Conlon commented
    January 12, 2017 18:53

    Thanks for your thoughts on the thumbnail images. The design strategy for including the gradient is so we can reliably show the duration with the thumbnail regardless of the contrast provided by the image behind it. 

  • Guest commented
    January 12, 2017 19:03

    Please don’t interpret this as disrespectful – I am assuming there is a typo in your reply? Duration of what? And how would the contrast of an image have any impact on anything’s duration?

    Please explain…

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  • Angela Conlon commented
    February 7, 2017 20:30

    Not at all! I am glad you responded so we can understand your concerns better.

    Typically the duration of the content item is shown as text on top of the thumbnail. This provides a way to display the length of the content before clicking into the content profile, which is really helpful for browsing. The contrast I was referring to is the visual contrast of the white text on top of the image itself. If the background isn't dark enough, the text becomes hard to read. However, after digging into this a bit more, I see that some content types don't display a duration, so this is something we need to reconsider.