Is anyone working on a theme for young children?
We think about it, but the only changes we consider is
- - other links on the frontpage
- a "stripped" course format with only the sections on it (As soon as moodle 1.2 definitiv is out, I redo it. but still in doubts, why change things? is that really needed?)
Check out the settings within courses. You can actually suppress the recent activity box now. I think it makes sense to do so with little ones.
I looked right past that several times. Any way to suppress the list of courses... short of pulling it from the code?
In both of these files:
moodle/course/format/topics/format.php (line 105)
You'll find code like this:
/// My courses
/// Start main column
echo "</td><td width="*">";
print_heading_block(get_string("topicoutline"), "100%", "outlinehe$
print_spacer(8, 1, true);
Comment out the My Courses box this way:
/// print_courses_sideblock(0, "180");
Years ago we were designing an interface for a primary school program, discussing if more then magical number seven options on one screen was not too much for a little child. Then I came home - still puzzling - and saw our little daughters play with the computer. Next day I knew the answer. I think the teachers not the children have the need for this limitation.
As I said: it is easy to strip a topic or week format from the left and right column, by accident I ended up with the admin menu for the teachers at the bottom, no one looks there, it is now my preferred stripped version, although I now only use the version with the right column merged in the left column and a broader section part on the right.
I like the idea of moving the admin buttons to the bottom for teachers. I assume this was done by moving the "Print_side_block" statements around in the code?