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TAFE NSW - Managing multiple Moodle themes

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A Large organisation means multiple Moodle themes…. which means complexity when implementing customisations for design, functionality and developing engaging eLearning content.

What can Quicksilver theme do?

Upload custom design graphics for the following regions:
Desktop background
Utilities bar
Global Nav
Breadcrumbs
Main background
Footer
Content heading styles
Change your layout – 1, 2 or 3 column from the one theme at site or course level
Settings page modifications: All customisation can be accessed by the user from the settings page
Custom images and urls: Ability to add custom banners footers and icons with URLs to header and footer
Select a colour palette to start from
Phase 2: Additional skins and palettes can be easily added to the collection


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TAFE NSW - Managing multiple Moodle themes

  1. 1. - Seeding new approachesTAFE NSW – Managing multiple Moodle themesRenée LanceLead DesignerTAFE eLearning Hub© 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  2. 2. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesTAFE NSWNorth Coast InstituteNatalie DenmeadeMoodle Administrator © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW North Coast Institute
  3. 3. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesWho are we - TAFE NSW! © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  4. 4. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesBackground - consolidation Now where did I make that customisation? © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  5. 5. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesConsolidation Many folders 12 Some folders 7 1 FOLDER © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  6. 6. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesTheme features overview3 or 4 skin options12 palletsCustom backgroundsContent styles and blocksWidth optionsBanner height defined by graphicBreadcrumb and custom nav placementLayout of Blocks © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  7. 7. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesPlanning our site for visual communication © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  8. 8. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesTechnical Team Manifesto• Custom should be part of the standard• Create and implement modular design and development where –ever possible• Layout and basic design should all be managed within one theme• eLearning should look visually appealing and engage the user• eLearning should include visual communication for usability• Design should enhance content and not detract• Users should not have to log a Help desk request for reasonable design changes• When they say it can’t be done find a way not in the backend © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  9. 9. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesModular design1. Simple2. Self contained assets3. Minimal instruction4. Maintainable © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  10. 10. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesMeet the development team © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  11. 11. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesOur trusty testers Hi I’m Natalie @Moodlemuse Natalie Mark Fiona North Coast Hunter Western © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  12. 12. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesNatalie – TAFE NSW North Coast Institute Hi I’m Natalie @Moodlemuse Natalie North Coast Institute © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW North Coast Institute
  13. 13. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themes Like to make a commenthttp://www.facebook.com/pages/TAFE-NSW- Interface/193650504047324 © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  14. 14. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themesWant to know more about Quicksilver theme? Contact Renée Lance renee.lance@tafensw.edu.au © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au
  15. 15. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themes To find out more information about North Coast TAFE: northcoast.tafensw.edu.au For additional information, please contact: natalie.denmeade@tafensw.edu.au @Moodlemuse© 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW North Coast Institute
  16. 16. TAFE NSW – Managing Multiple Moodle themes Thankyou!www.ecommunities.tafensw.edu.au ww.ehub.tafensw.edu.au © 2011 Department of Education and Communities, TAFE NSW eLearning Hub | www.ehub.tafensw.edu.au

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