I've just posted some thoughts on Snap here: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=323863
I'm really interested in your testing tasks.
I quote, with changes to numbers:
- Locate the link to email the course instructor
- View your marks in the course so far
- Determine the weekly topics that will be covered in the course
- Locate the due date for the next upcoming assignment
- Read the description for the next upcoming assignment
- Review the overview for the current week's class
- Post a sentence to a discussion forum
Surely 3, 4, 5, 6 will be dependent on Design approaches? ie in any given theme it can be easy or hard to DO these, and then well or poorly implemented.
This list of questions implies a certain narrow mode of lock step weekly task and mark - find your grade routines. Navigation issues, choice of descriptions, terminology etc are critical here.
In some reviews I've seen, you can DO all of 1-7 easily - but in a time consuming way, but we then have other issues: boring, maintenance nightmares (renaming a bunch of topics to suite new dates etc), lack of nice feel to a course. So the other issues are around speed and simplicity of course creation by regular staff. Little things like the extra functionality in the teacher view can help. But there is little else in avoiding the scroll of death in a section and so on - apart from the wonderful new icons for files. But who wants to base yet more courses around files?
I wonder how the whole course review went Paul?