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How to Customize the LATTE Shell

A guide to the Brandeis LATTE Shell


Welcome to the LATTE Shell Guide from the Library's Hub for Digital Teaching! 

This guide will walk you through the technical steps to customize your new course shell to meet your course needs. Please explore the pages in the side navigation to learn more about each topic. Within each, you will find detailed instructions and resources to support the setup of your LATTE course.

Visit the Changelog page to view the updates made to the LATTE Template and the FAQs page to read the answers to frequently asked questions.  

What is the Shell/Template?

A "shell" refers to the blank course page that is created in LATTE. Typically, each shell corresponds to a specific course listed by the Registrar's Office. LATTE course shells are provisioned with a template that gives a blank LATTE course shell some structure and design. The LATTE course template is updated each semester to be more minimal, streamlined, and flexible, with all improvements based on faculty feedback. This updated template incorporates many improvements based on faculty input and has received positive feedback from students. Instructors can make any changes to the topic structure and naming conventions to make their course shell fit their class needs. You can view examples of possible adjustments to the shell by self-enrolling into the Sample Course that shows a variety of course organization formats.

Support from the Library's Hub for Digital Teaching

Instructional Technologists and Learning Designers have joined the Library to provide additional support for in-person, online, and hy-flex teaching, including:

  • customizing the LATTE shell to meet your course needs
  • pedagogical approaches for using LATTE tools (e.g., LATTE quizzes, surveys, assignments)
  • academic technologies including VoiceThread, H5P, Voyant, Twine, and Perusall