doing a quick ux/ax and information architecture review.
Focusing is on the assignment activity module in moodle....
As a teacher when viewing the assignment mod moodle displays this table :
This all seems to take up a lot of screen height, uses a table for layout, and is not optimised for accessibility.
For a teacher the tabular data is:
- the number of participants in the assignment
- the number who have submitted work to the assignment
- the number of submissions that need grading
- the due date of the assignment
- the time remaining
Could we possibly display this information in a more accessible and user friendly way?
From an information perspective there is a lot of data redundancy here which can be improved on, from a usability perspective the information could be optimised, and this seems a completely inappropriate use of tables in terms of accessibility.
Breaking it down :
The due date is currently buried, but is perhaps the most important data for both students and teachers.
Participants and submissions can be a single information point.
Actions the user needs to take now, such as grading that needs to be done, should be obvious.
Implementation concept :
This is just a quick ux design mock up an idea on improving the assignment activity in the Snap theme, so all comment are most welcome.
Does this give the same information in a better format? Feedback very much appreciated.