Summary of post: in the new course layhout, how are you supposed to navigate between non-adjacent sections?
Detail: I'll start a new thread here. My other thread was here: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=208043 [Thanks Dan for the two gracious responses. I may follow this up, but I'm asking about what is to me a more significant matter below]
The original discussion on the new format was here: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=200470 [I will maybe ask Helen. Once again a serious discussion that affects most Moodle teachers regularly about a new feature takes place. And it is buried in a forum. Maybe I missed something on Twitter, or maybe I should get an RSS feed to all Martin's posts?]
The new layout
We all know the problem of the SOD. As far as I can tell, this new layout (originally referred to as a new Course format), was to
- Fix the SOD
- Remove problems with the "Zoom" button (Which was accomplished by removing the zoom button)
- ?? there may be more
There is now a Course settings Format option (ie topic, weekly . . etc ) and Layout option (ie single section, all sections on one page). Layout choice is set at course settings level. You cannot choose in any way in any course design process. (I did not realise the significance of this until I read Itamars post in the thread above)
I've now had my first staff development and user feedback with 2.3.1 and the new layout. I think it is missing a vital aspect.
Using the new layout option
A single section layout looks like this:
The problem is this:
- you can get forward and back
- you can see the title of the section and the stuff in it
- you can return to home (with potentially a lot of scrolling)\
- you can see the persistant "Section zero"
But, how are you supposed to navigate between sections?
And is there a better option for locating the get back to index page than scroll and scroll in a big section.
Am I alone in thinking this could [and should] be improved??