So I am prepping Dearborn Public Schools for Moodle 3.2 and we are very keen on the layout and enhancements of the Boost theme that is coming. In the past we released evolve-D and Pioneer themes and learned a lot about what our teachers like and dislike in terms of style, functionality, and usability.
We are building a brand new theme/possibly child theme based off Boost that will incorporate the best of what we learned in the past.
- Simplified, custom Site Homepage for logged in users (evolve-D)
- Full screen image with login box for logged out users (evolve-D)
- Custom Course Images for each course using Course Summary Files (Pioneer)
- Netflix style custom Site Homepage based off featured course slider developed in Pioneer. Multiple sliders with custom or automatic course selections also developed in Pioneer such as featured, my courses, and recommended courses based on matching profile and course tags.
- Marketing Spots, Custom Textbox, Netflix style sliders for custom Site Homepage
- Customizable Icon Links using in both Pioneer and evolve-D
- Possibly My Courses and This Course activity Drop downs
- Custom color pickers for all major elements of the page
Here's a video of our initial development from yesterday where we modified the core renderer to grab the course summary image and use it within the core renderer for the full header.