Course Enhancements From CDL Graphics

Research supports incorporating visuals into online course content for two reasons: brains process visuals faster than they process text and today’s students are used to viewing multimedia. CDL Graphics has provided the following resources to help faculty supplement their online courses with visuals and course enhancing multimedia elements.

Check out Our Work

Course banners are graphical headings that help create identity and persona for online courses. Course banners are created by CDL Graphics for faculty and colleges for use in Webcourses@UCF. These graphics may be used by those in the UCF community without written permission. Use the buttons below to explore sample banners and graphics created by CDL Graphics for UCF faculty. If you would like to request a new banner, click the Request Course Banner button.

Request Graphics

Looking for graphic enhancements for your online course? We can help! Our talented graphic designers specialize in designing course banners, infographics, illustrations, avatars, icons, charts, and animated graphics. Use the options below to request a custom course banner or course graphic. A CDL Graphic designer will contact you shortly after submitting the request.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

The resources below are great places to look for media elements to use within your course that are openly licensed in a way that freely permits education use.

Media Repositories

  • Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing & Reuse of creativity & knowledge via free legal and technological tools. These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.
  • Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.
  • PixaBay is a repository for stunning public domain pictures. Your source for free vectors, free drawings, and free photos. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.
  • Storyblocks is a one-stop-shop for high-quality stock media. CDL pays for the rights to use these images.
  • The UCF Marketing Tandem Vault is managed by UCF Marketing. All photography is available free of charge for editorial usage, viewing, and presentations. However, advertising or commercial use by non-UCF entities is prohibited.
  • Wikimedia Commons is a database of over 19,000,000 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.
  • Use the Library of Congress to access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services.

Repository for Vector Images

  • Freepik of a repository for free vector images. You can use Freepik to search for vector images, PSDs, icons, and photos.

HTML Color Picker

  • Adobe Color, formerly known as Adobe Kuler, is an internet application from Adobe Systems that lets individuals try out, create and save various color schemes, each of which consists of a set of five colors.