Yes. Here is a description of a fat course:
A fat course is an virtual course having a large amount of excess content that may overwhelm, confuse, frustrate, irritate, or annoy students.
Here are the symptoms:
¥ Your students feel overwhelmed with information.
¥ You abuse the color red.
¥ Your course suffers from oversized fonts.
¥ Your course has obese paragraphs.
¥ Your hyperlinks are causing heartburn.
UPDATE: I do have some other ideas like putting the word "course" on a scale or in a pair of tight jeans, which is where I got the concept. Maybe the teacher can be made of documents looking in a mirror. Hee hee. The possibilities are endless.
UPDATE 2: Other possibilities are having documents stuffed in a laptop.
OR If you can just rock a text only design using my color scheme, I'd be happy to see that as well. Maybe simple is better.
OR Maybe a thought bubble with the main title in it.
Perhaps that will help generate some ideas when designing the cover.