Moodle Course Format

Screenshot of LSE Moodle Course

Moodle offers various formats. To avoid the tyranny of choice while also not dictating one above all others, we ‘allow’ for two. We recommend the grid format, but it is your (or your department’s) choice.

Screenshot of LSE Moodle Course

Moodle offers various formats. To avoid the tyranny of choice while also not dictating one above all others, we ‘allow’ for two. We recommend the grid format, but it is your (or your department’s) choice.

  • The grid format is accessible and lends itself to clear, decluttered design; avoids scrolling; makes navigation on small handheld devices easier.

  • The collapsed topics format is less visually appealing, but lends itself to linear and chronological structure.

Remember the importance of consistency - ideally, programmes should agree on some visual and navigational elements that are repeated within those courses at least. This helps users orient themselves. Departments can contact eden.digital@lse.ac.uk to arrange a meeting to discuss and develop programme-wide templates based on the Moodle for Learning Baseline Principles.

Grid Format

Collapsed Topics Format

Grid Format

Collapsed Topics Format

Grid Format is an attractive and compact arrangement and allows students to navigate to sections quickly, which is a particular boon when using a mobile phone or tablet. The grid format supports keyboard and screen reader navigation. However, within the course settings Show all sections on one page is enabled, each topic (box) will display as a pop-up keyboard tab key or a screen reader navigation will remain attached to the main section. This can be resolved by using the setting Show one section per page.

Enrol in our asynchronous self-paced Moodle Basics Course Grid Format.

See Moodle course format guide for technical details.

Collapsed topics format suits those who like their moodle course to be structured linearly and following the patterns of term weeks. However, while Collapsed topics format can be accessed using a screen reader, they can't be opened using a keyboard. Additionally, users using either the keyboard or screenreader can't use the Open all/Close all links.

 

 

Enrol in our asynchronous self-paced Moodle Basics Course Collapsed Topics Format.