Hello, With some of the nice qualities of Moodle 2.6 & bootstrap themes etc., I think there is an opportunity to develop a faster simpler moodle build/template for schools & colleges. With two principal pages prominent in the interface for students:
the frontpage news portal - maybe pulling news into a Carousel such as shown in image attached
profile page - which provides student with links to their courses, overall grades
The following files illustrate the basics of displaying grades & links in the /user/profile.php, & might help other get started on exploring this. See line 346: /// A hack related to MDL-39273:
the included file which pulls in grades
there are important annotations in these files that describe some of the issues. Anyway, the scripts above look like the attached image - in Moodle 26_STABLE, with bootstrap clean theme.
I hope to put up a demo site soon to make all this clearer (for teachers), & to show how the basic grades tracking works, & compares with what we have running in Moodle 2.2: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=235598