Change the way Insight looks
The appearance of Insight can be easily changed and amended to suit your taste or school colour scheme. There are various sections of Insight that can be changed, and methods for applying these changes, which are described below.
Custom colour schemes
The default colour scheme is a light grey background with dark grey toolbars. This colour scheme can be changed using files generated or downloaded online. See the themes page for more information about creating and importing custom colour schemes.
In the _Personalisation folder, there is a file called "BuiltInIcons.txt". This file contains a list of the names of the icons that Insight uses for each icon.
If you want to use a custom icon, then you will need a 32x32 PNG file of your new icon. Save a copy of the new icon in the _Personalistion folder and name the icon according the to names in the BuiltInIcons.txt file.
For example, if you wanted to use a new icon for the parents evenings menu item, you would save your 32x32 PNG file in the _Personalisation folder and name it "parentsevening_icon.png"
Changing School Logo
The school logo will appear on the tab in the browser that is running Insight, and may also appear on the login page. There are two methods which can be used to change the school logo in Insight.
Method 1 - SIMS
By default, Insight will take the school logo from SIMS. You can find and change the school logo in SIMS via:
Focus > School > School details
This will be overruled if the web.config file has been told to use a different file. See below for details.
Method 2 - web.config
You can upload a .PNG file to the Insight root folder on the IIS server and change the settings in the web.config file to use your chosen .PNG . This can either be done using the service controller or by manually uploaded the file and updated the web.config.
If you want to use the service controller then run the service controller and look for a logo option on the Commit tab. Click the browse button and select a .PNG file that you would like Insight to use for the school logo, then click Begin. The service controller will upload the file to the Insight root folder and make the appropriate changes to the web.config file.
Alternatively, you can upload the .PNG file to the Insight root folder yourself and then edit the web.config folder. You will need to change the "Logo" setting:
<setting name="Logo" serializeAs="String"> <value>logo.png</value> </setting>
<setting name="Logo" serializeAs="String"> <value>YourFile.png</value> </setting>
- Refresh Insight by pressing CTRL & F5 or logging-in and out then you will see your changes.
Change the way Insight works
All the files will initially have an extension of '.unused'; in addition to any actions below you will need to remove the 'unused' extension for the file(s) to take effects.