Moodlemoot Colombia 2011 - Best Practices in Moodle Course Design

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  • Do maintain consistency. Consistency of font styles, content delivery, and layout.
  • Don’t use course front page to deliver your content.
  • Do use course page to launch content.
  • Let students do the work.
  • No side to side scrolling.
  • Do make sure your content fits on your learner’s screens.
  • Consider activity tracking.
  • Watch those activity names.
  • Keep names short and sweet
  • Do use labels to organize course activities.
  • Don’t be afraid of white space.
  • Mix it up.
  • Moodlemoot Colombia 2011 - Best Practices in Moodle Course Design

    1. 2. Best Practices in Moodle Course Design Michelle Moore Chief Evangelist Remote-Learner
    2. 3. Disclaimer <ul><li>Best practices are still evolving </li></ul><ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Do what you can </li></ul>
    3. 4. DON’T use more than 3 font styles per page.
    4. 5. DO maintain consistency. Screen capture from http://coolcourses.moodle.org/course/view.php?id=43
    5. 6. DON’T use the course page for content.
    6. 7. DO use the course page as a launchpad.
    7. 8. DON’T be the one doing all the work! Screen capture from http://coolcourses.moodle.org/course/view.php?id=4
    8. 9. DO let students participate and collaborate.
    9. 10. DON’T make your users scroll side to side.
    10. 11. DO make sure your content fits. Screen capture from http://coolcourses.moodle.org/course/view.php?id=43
    11. 12. DON’T forget about the value of the logs.
    12. 13. DON’T overdo the activity names.
    13. 14. DO keep the activity names short and sweet.
    14. 15. DO use labels to guide students.
    15. 16. DON’T be afraid of white space.
    16. 17. DO use topic summaries for titles.
    17. 18. DON’T force users to scroll and scroll and scroll . . .
    18. 19. DO use images to enhance your course.
    19. 20. DO simplify delivery!
    20. 21. DON’T be afraid to branch out!
    21. 22. M2: DO dock the blocks - Navigation and Settings.
    22. 23. M2: DO give your learners completion tracking.
    23. 24. M2: DON’T overdo the conditional activities.
    24. 25. What do you think? <ul><ul><li>Questions? Comments? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can you add? </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. Contact Information <ul><li>Michelle Moore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: @michelledmoore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://slideshare.net/michelledmoore </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remote-Learner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://remote-learner.net </li></ul></ul>

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