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Designing Moodle Themes [Video]

Susan Smith Nash

Effortlessly design attractive and functional themes for your Moodle course
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Video Details

ISBN 139781783286010
Course Length2 hours and 48 minutes

About This Video

  • Create your own Moodle skin by customizing Themes in Moodle
  • Boost the learner experience on all platforms, from desktops to tablets and smartphones
  • Enhance the functionality of your Moodle courses through these quick, easy-to-follow, and engaging videos

Who This Video Is For

If you develop e-learning tutorials in Moodle and wish to create a course which is embossed with your brand, this video tutorial is just right for you. It will provide you with the means to develop a Moodle theme that has the advanced functionalities to make your course unique. Just do your basic homework in HTML and CSS, and you are good to go.

Table of Contents

Getting Started with Moodle and Moodle Themes
An Overview of Moodle
Icons in Moodle
Creating a Course and Adding Course Components
What is a Moodle Theme?
How Themes Help You
Preinstalled Themes
Finding the Location of Themes in Moodle
Theme Settings
The Theme Selector
Themes for Assessment-based Courses
Themes for Discussion-focused Courses
Themes for Multimedia and Instruction-heavy Courses
Themes with Social Media-intensive Courses
Designing for Moodle Mobile
Customizing the Appearance of Activities
Customizing a Calendar
Customizing Forums
Creating a Course Repository
Customizing Assessments: A Quiz
Modifying the Workshop for Portfolios
Modifying the Workshop for Collaborations
Customizing the Appearance of Resources
Adding URLs: Changing Links
Creating Icons for Clickable Links
Customizing the Appearance of a Link
Embedding a Player or Creating a Link to a Plugin
Embedding Videos: Changing the Appearance
Incorporating Google Maps/GPS Information
Using Cascading Style Sheets for Modifying Built-in Themes
Cascading Style Sheets
Common Codes to Use in CSS
Colors in CSS
Fonts in CSS
The CSS Theme Tool Block
Downloading Themes
Advantages of Using Core and Contributed Themes
Moodle Docs: A Great Source
Reviewing Themes
Selecting Themes for Instructor-led and Self-study Courses
Selecting Responsive Themes for Multiple Devices
Developing Our Own Themes
The Rapidly Changing World of Online Learning
Competency-based Education: A Certification Program
Mobile On-the-Job Competency Demonstration
Collaborative Social Media Use
MOOC (Massive Online Open Course): Update Designs
Customizing Outcomes
Customizable Outcomes/Assessments
Certificates: Generating upon Completion of Assessments
Changing the Appearance of Certificates: Title and Fonts
Changing the Appearance of Certificates: Graphics
Badges and their uses
Designing Badges
Creating/Sizing Badges

What You Will Learn

  • Design your own one-of-a-kind Moodle skin and build sizzle into the user experience
  • Develop Moodle courses that flow across all devices
  • Create a striking skin without having to program anything
  • Engrave your Moodle courses with customized branding through elements such as Logos and Badges
  • Work with a Moodle administrator and gain access to the most optimum themes
  • Modify Themes by customizing code using Cascading Style Sheets

In Detail

Themes in Moodle are plugins that help you to create a different look and feel for your Moodle courses. These themes act as custom “skins” which help you to make your courses stand out from the rest. With your personalized themes, you will enjoy functionality and elevated performance along with a very unique design for your own “brand” of courses.

This tutorial offers you a step-by-step guide to building your own customized themes on top of the existing Moodle plugins.

This comprehensive video tutorial will introduce you to the process of selecting the Moodle themes that best suit your requirements and then further customizing them to your design needs. You will learn to identify the elements that will make your Moodle course better, followed by ways to achieve superior functionality.

You will learn how themes can help you build an exclusive look for your courses and create a positive user experience for your viewers. You will go through a quick tour of pre-installed themes in Moodle, and then learn how to customize the appearance of elements of any theme that you select. If you are working with a Moodle administrator, you’ll learn how to download and install new themes, and to modify their appearance quickly and easily using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). A quick drive through this course and you will be on the road to developing a strong brand identity for all your Moodle courses and programs.

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