Hi. I hope you Moodle folks like this one.
Since October 2010 when I created my college's Moodle site, I have been on the lookout for ways of organising and managing my Course Pages. These tend to clutter up with activities and resources.
In his 2009 post, Abrar Ullah, introduced his Accordion Resource which allows one to hide and show labels. In fact, in his post, the image screenshot screenshot (shown above) shows a multi-lined label of text within the accordion. I thought at first that the Accordion Resource was limited to just labels and HTML code.
I have implemented Abrar's Accordion Resource on my Moodle 1.9.7 site, with this post here explaining how I did it for my site. In that post of mine, I showed how I embedded a Blip.tv (you can do the same for a Youtube video) within an Accordion resource on my site.
Well, after some tinkering around, I have since discovered that you can reduce the Scroll Of Death even further by embedding actual resources and activities on your Course Page with the Accordion Resource. If you take a look at the following 4 screenshots of my site, you will see what I did.
Screenshot1: a usual cluttered Course Page. Does the first half of the screenshot below look familiar? It looks like mayhem to me. Well, we're about to kiss that mayhem goodbye!
Screenshot2: the cluttered page "Accordionised"
Screenshot3: the cluttered page "Accordionised" - another view
Screenshot3: the cluttered page "Accordionised" - an yet another view
So what's the advantage of this? Well I just reduced the Scroll Of Death even further by extending the Accordion concept all the way to the basic activities and resources which are the bread-and-butter of any Moodle course page.
So HOW can you do this too? Okay, I'll tell you. Listen very closely....er no, on second thoughts,...if you really want to know, then you are cordially invited to post a reply in this discussion.
When the number of reply posts to this discussion topic reaches 7 or more, or after 7 days of this post, whichever comes first, I'll reveal the "trick" which is actually very simple. Hey, it's still "Open Sourced" sharing, but with a slight delay. Hehe. Cheeky eh? Have fun figuring this teaser out.
Again Abrar, if you are reading this, THANK YOU for your work on the Accordion Resource!