Hello, everyone! 👋
As most of you probably already know, we are working hard to restructure Moodle's navigation as a whole. We started by simplifying the main navigation to offer intuitive and solid navigation to every user. Now we've reached a point where every Moodle activity (chat, forum, lesson, etc.) needs to be fine-tuned with the new course navigation. As you will notice while testing the prototypes, some activities required more changes than others.
It's important to highlight that some Moodle activities need a re-design at their core, not only at a navigation level. We at MoodleHQ are aware of that, and these changes are in our roadmap for future releases. However, our challenge now was to identify which activities are the most affected by the new navigation. By doing this, we are setting a solid ground for them, and these activities will continue improving in future iterations.
We heavily tested and iterated these designs with real users from different backgrounds. Now we are counting on your feedback as Moodle experts to double-check that we are not leaving any aspect or feature un-watched. Feel free to share your comments in this forum post or directly in Figma if that suits you.
Please also notice that Moodle's re-design process is a complex project with many different "battlefronts". Some teams are focused on smaller details, while others, like this one, are focused on refactoring big chunks of functionality at a broader level.
Having this in mind...
Let's keep our attention on:
- Activities structures
- Navigation in the activity level (drilling down, going back, etc.)
- Dropdown lists
- Terminology, wording, micro-copy, etc.
- Different roles, permissions, edge cases
Let's try not to pay attention to:
- The actual content of the activities, which are only dummy examples
- The overall look and feel like colours, borders, fonts, etc. unless, in your opinion, they could have some impact on the structure
- Activities names and descriptions which are, again, just examples
- Activities icons (we are still working on them)
- Activities issues not related to the navigation (which will be tackled in future releases) since, as mentioned above, we are focusing on those aspects of the activities related to (or impacted by) the navigation.
Also, but not least important, a big kudos to Barbara and the dev team for this great effort. 👏👏
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