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Designing Moodle Themes

Video Description

Effortlessly design attractive and functional themes for your Moodle course

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

  • 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.

    Table of Contents

    1. Chapter 1 : Getting Started with Moodle and Moodle Themes
      1. An Overview of Moodle 00:02:26
      2. Icons in Moodle 00:02:28
      3. Creating a Course and Adding Course Components 00:02:09
      4. What is a Moodle Theme? 00:02:40
      5. How Themes Help You 00:03:28
    2. Chapter 2 : Preinstalled Themes
      1. Finding the Location of Themes in Moodle 00:04:17
      2. Theme Settings 00:02:52
      3. The Theme Selector 00:03:43
      4. Themes for Assessment-based Courses 00:03:57
      5. Themes for Discussion-focused Courses 00:03:33
      6. Themes for Multimedia and Instruction-heavy Courses 00:04:29
      7. Themes with Social Media-intensive Courses 00:03:26
      8. Designing for Moodle Mobile 00:04:00
    3. Chapter 3 : Customizing the Appearance of Activities
      1. Customizing a Calendar 00:02:52
      2. Customizing Forums 00:04:56
      3. Creating a Course Repository 00:02:32
      4. Customizing Assessments: A Quiz 00:03:48
      5. Modifying the Workshop for Portfolios 00:05:20
      6. Modifying the Workshop for Collaborations 00:02:17
    4. Chpater 4 : Customizing the Appearance of Resources
      1. Adding URLs: Changing Links 00:02:50
      2. Creating Icons for Clickable Links 00:01:44
      3. Customizing the Appearance of a Link 00:02:33
      4. Embedding a Player or Creating a Link to a Plugin 00:03:01
      5. Embedding Videos: Changing the Appearance 00:02:48
      6. Incorporating Google Maps/GPS Information 00:02:47
    5. Chapter 5 : Using Cascading Style Sheets for Modifying Built-in Themes
      1. Cascading Style Sheets 00:04:25
      2. Common Codes to Use in CSS 00:03:55
      3. Colors in CSS 00:04:02
      4. Fonts in CSS 00:04:39
      5. The CSS Theme Tool Block 00:03:02
    6. Chapter 6 : Downloading Themes
      1. Advantages of Using Core and Contributed Themes 00:04:07
      2. Moodle Docs: A Great Source 00:02:49
      3. Reviewing Themes 00:05:01
      4. Selecting Themes for Instructor-led and Self-study Courses 00:04:42
      5. Selecting Responsive Themes for Multiple Devices 00:06:09
    7. Chapter 7 : Developing Our Own Themes
      1. The Rapidly Changing World of Online Learning 00:03:00
      2. Competency-based Education: A Certification Program 00:03:54
      3. Mobile On-the-Job Competency Demonstration 00:03:34
      4. Collaborative Social Media Use 00:05:27
      5. MOOC (Massive Online Open Course): Update Designs 00:04:12
    8. Chapter 8 : Customizing Outcomes
      1. Customizable Outcomes/Assessments 00:05:07
      2. Certificates: Generating upon Completion of Assessments 00:03:18
      3. Changing the Appearance of Certificates: Title and Fonts 00:02:28
      4. Changing the Appearance of Certificates: Graphics 00:03:25
      5. Badges and their uses 00:02:45
      6. Designing Badges 00:03:16
      7. Creating/Sizing Badges 00:04:43