Learner Home Image Specifications Impact

With the August 2017 release of Learner Home and Learning Search, the thumbnail images set for system training items will display differently in different system locations. Training thumbnail images may appear for training on the following pages:

  • Learner Home
  • Learning Search
  • Browse for Training (landing page and tile view)
  • Course Recommendations on the Training Completion Page
  • Course Console

Learner Home and Learning Search present training thumbnail images in a rectangular format, while all other system locations using training thumbnail images present the images in a square format. Depending on how and when your organization plans to roll out Learner Home and Learning Search to users, different thumbnail image sizes may be recommended.

See Learner Home Preparations.

See the matrix below for information about how differently sized training thumbnail images will display in your portal after the August 2017 release:

Learner Home Roll out Plan shape default training image preferences page Learner home and learning search Browse for training - tile view and landing page Course Recs on training completion page course Console
Roll out to all users

Rectangular

Rectangular image, with an aspect ratio of 2:1 is recommended. No impact to Learner Home or Learning Search, as the image will fit in the rectangular container No impact, as this page will no longer be used The rectangular image will fit the container, but white space will be present above and below the image to preserve the aspect ratio The image will fit as expected, with some blank space on the right side
Roll out to all users Square Rectangular image, with an aspect ratio of 2:1 is recommended. The top and bottom of the image will be cropped evenly by 50px to fit within the rectangular container. Only the center of the square image will be visible on Learner Home and Learning Search No impact, as this page will no longer be used No impact, as the image will continue to fit the square container No impact, as the image will continue to fit as expected
Roll out to some users Rectangular Rectangular image, with an aspect ratio of 2:1 is recommended. No impact to Learner Home or Learning Search, as the image will fit in the rectangular container The rectangular image will fit the container, but white space will be present above and below the image to preserve the aspect ratio The rectangular image will fit the container, but white space will be present above and below the image to preserve the aspect ratio The image will fit as expected, with some blank space on the right side
Roll out to some users Square Rectangular image, with an aspect ratio of 2:1 is recommended. The top and bottom of the image will be cropped evenly by 50px to fit within the rectangular container. Only the center of the square image will be visible on Learner Home and Learning Search No impact, as the image will fit the square container No impact, as the image will continue to fit the square container No impact, as the image will continue to fit as expected
No immediate plans to roll out Rectangular Square image is recommended No impact, as Learner Home and Learning Search will not be used in this case The rectangular image will fit the container, but white space will be present above and below the image to preserve the aspect ratio The rectangular image will fit the container, but white space will be present above and below the image to preserve the aspect ratio The image will fit as expected, with some blank space on the right side
No immediate plans to roll out Square Square image is recommended No impact, as Learner Home and Learning Search will not be used in this case No impact, as the image will fit the square container No impact, as the image will continue to fit the square container No impact, as the image will continue to fit as expected

Note: The default images provided are stored as squares on the backend.

Image Samples

The following images show the impact of using square or rectangular images in various system areas, following the August 2017 release:

Square Image Cropped to Fit Rectangular Container

In this example, the top and bottom of the image are cropped evenly by 50 px to fit within the rectangular container. Only the center of the square image will be visible. For example, if you keep your thumbnail images in a square shape, this is how a square image will display as a thumbnail on the Learner Home page and Learning Search page. Square images will continue to fit other system areas optimally.

Rectangular Image Applied to Square Container (blank space above and below)

In this example, the rectangle image fits the square container, but white space is added above and below image to maintain the image's aspect ratio. For example, if you change your training thumbnail images to a rectangular shape, this is how a rectangular image will display on the Training Completion page. Training image thumbnails will display optimally on the Learner Home and Learning Search pages, however.

Rectangular Image Applied to Square Container (blank space on right side)

In this example, the image fits mostly as expected, with some blank space on the right side of the image. For example, if you change your training image thumbnails to a rectangular shape, this is how a rectangular image will display on the Course Console page. Training image thumbnails will display optimally on the Learner Home and Learning Search pages, however.

Image Continues to Fit Square Container

In this example, there is no impact, as the square image still fits the square container. For example, if you leave your training image thumbnails in a square shape, this is how a square image will fit the Browse for Training page and other system areas which use square images. Square images will not display optimally on the Learner Home or Learning Search pages, however.