- Activity page
- Settings Page
- Overrides page
- Reports page
But disappears on anything in the More drop down for the Lesson Activity. So the pattern I see is the top level items in the secondary navbar will have the course index present and anything in the More drop down needs a new navigation because it might have the course index and might have breadcrumbs but I cannot know for sure until I use the product for a couple of years to learn each and every pattern for each and every activity BECAUSE...
With Forums the course index disappears on advanced grading page which is in the top tier of the secondary navigation which breaks the pattern.
I am only pointing this out because these are some of the things that drive people crazy while attempting to learn how to use Moodle. Not only do they have to figure out how to change the curriculum to take advantage of an LMS but they also must learn the LMS tool. When things change on every new click it makes it frustrating because the teacher is expecting something to be there and it is randomly removed.
The pattern they are trying to build in using Moodle randomly brakes for no apparent reason. Patterns help people feel comfortable with a tool. People do not like exceptions to patterns.
You might not think this is a big deal because it might not come out in studies because these broken patterns just lead people to say the tool is confusing. And they are right. They cannot form a pattern to make it make sense.
Moodle 4 is heading in the right direction but these are serious shortcomings.
These things must be consistent:
- narrow width / full width (It was rocking with narrow on main course page which read like a todo list and full width on all activities which allowed work and room to present materials. It also provided clear context within a course between the main page and activities.)
- Course Index present or not. It should be present on any activity page and only hidden if the user moves into a course admin page.
It's like being blindfolded and thrown into a van and dropped off in a foreign city. A bit dramatic but I hope my point on consistency is heard. This is the stuff we placed high hopes on for Moodle 4.
This screencapture highlights what happens to an average teacher working on a large course and they Click on the Logs link in the More Menu. https://watch.screencastify.com/v/kIib8bAxNPzLY1xqMOZE