I was given a challenge - set up a Moodle LMS where the student is immediately immersed in the course content, section by section, without the usual URLs and long scrolls in between.
So I created a course format where the student is taken directly to the activity rather than section heading by section heading, and also created a blue version of the binarius theme with a custom menu.
With this combination, the navbar and navigation box can be hidden and the result is a fairly clean Moodle but where file, book, video and flash content can be shared without being forced to stick the material in a label (where it's not possible to track completion).
Beta testers and feedback much appreciated - please do NOT use this in a production environment.
Instructions: copy courseflow to course/format/ and copy bluenarious to theme/ and install using notifications as usual.
Convert (or create a new course) to courseflow format and set each section to appear on a separate page.
Sections 1 is your introduction to the course
Sections 2-n are your course activities in sequential order, so add one activity or resource per section.
Ancillary activities (forums, completion, etc) should be organized using blocks
If you install the bluenarius theme, add an item to the appearance/theme/settings custom menu area e.g. "Home|http://www.myhomeurl.com|Go to the home page" to make sure custom menus are turned on.
Hide your navagation block - you shouldn't need it, as you have a list of All courses, the courses you are enrolled in, plus forward and backward navigation through the course.
Feedback much appreciated - bugs, better ways of structuring and presenting the course, additional options to add, etc.
I will spend the rest of the week before Dublin Moodlemoot trying to learn how to use git
Many thanks to Moodle team, especially Marina Glancy for her development work and code examples for Moodle 2.4 (any mistakes however are purely mine!)