A brand new theme for Tutor-deployed Open edX platforms, with a modern look and feel and Learner-focused user experience.




Enhanced in December 2023, the Indigo theme for Open edX is a customizable and visually refined solution designed to optimize the user experience within the online learning platform. The improvements to this theme seek to enhance user comfort and ease of interaction within the Open edX platform. Designed to work with the Palm release and the newer versions of Open edX, the Indigo theme brings a series of enhancements and visual updates while respecting the core structure of Micro-Frontends.

Theme Enhancements

  1. Improved Messaging: More messages with clearer content for Learners, including enhanced error and success pop-up messages
  2. Clear Calls to Action: Refined headlines and clearer, highlighted CTAs to drive user engagement and updated buttons across the platform to feature well-defined primary and secondary action buttons
  3. Emphasized Call Outs: Improved and sectioned-off key information so Learners don’t miss out on important information and updates and minimized mental clutter for users by organizing important information into cards
  4. Refined Navigation: Streamlined the course discovery experience, improved consistency between headers and footers, streamlined headings, including breadcrumbs and pagination, and refined the search feature, including positioning and filters
  5. Modernized UI: A modern, cleaner UI for Learners with reduced space in the footer and improved buttons and color schemes across the platform, updated icons to align with their respective purposes
  6. Cleaner Color Scheme: The color scheme in Indigo has been made consistent, cohesive, and more visually pleasing to reduce confusion among users regarding the meaning of specific elements or actions

Key Features

  1. Elegant Design: The theme brings an elegant and refined visual design to improve the overall aesthetic of your Open edX platform.
  2. Compatibility: Engineered for smooth integration, the theme is specifically designed to be compatible with the Palm release of Open edX.
  3. Non-Intrusive Changes: Make improvements without disrupting the core functionality of Micro-Frontends, ensuring a smooth user experience.
  4. Improved User Journey: Discover a more modern and welcoming user interface with improvements in overlays, and a cleaner design, enhancing the overall learner journey for a more engaging experience.
  5. Implement Your Brand: Tailor the theme to your preferences with a high level of customizability, allowing you to align the platform with your unique branding.
  6. Color and Styling Enhancements: Benefit from optimized color schemes that create a harmonious and visually appealing interface.
  7. Content Customization: Take command of the platform’s content appearance by customizing specific elements, including the header and footer, where the links and content can be updated to align with your preferences
  8. Improved Terminology: Navigate the platform with improved and clearer terminology, enhancing overall user-friendliness.
  9. User-Centric Headings: Replace robotic headings with more user-centric and inspiring messages, such as “Unlock your full potential,” to resonate with you on a personal level.
  10. Sectioned Information: Organize and present information in a structured manner, preventing you from missing out on important details and fostering a comprehensive understanding of the content.
  11. Improved Filters: Enhance your experience with redesigned and clarified filters, addressing previous issues and ensuring you a smoother navigation process.



This Tutor theme is maintained by Hina Khadim from Edly. For community support, visit the official Open edX forum. For assistance implementing and customizing this theme, consult the troubleshooting section in the Tutor documentation for comprehensive guidance.


This work is licensed under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL).



Last updated:

4th Mar, 2024