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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Appearance

Moodle has a number of editable features that enable you and your users to change the look and feel of the course front page. There are also options for some of the blocks, calendar, and HTML editor. I explain each main functionality briefly. You can use customized modules to spice up your course front page — if you need to change the appearance and customize the look and feel of your site and/or courses, you can find plugins and information within the International Moodle support group. Read on; you'll enjoy these sections.

Themes

Themes are a popular topic in Moodle. You, as an administrator, can choose a theme for the site, which will be carried through all the site's courses. Setting a Moodle theme is similar to setting up your desktop on your computer; you can choose background colors, fonts, sizes, and so on. You can also set permissions to enable teachers (and students if the students have the capability) to choose their own theme for their course. Changing the theme does not affect any functionality within Moodle.

Many companies using Moodle integrate their corporate branding so the site matches with the corporate identity.

All this is possible from few pages and selections. You have two options:

  • Theme Settings: This page is a list of options where you decide whether other users can change themes and choose and hide blocks.
  • Theme Selector: Moodle bundles a number of theme templates that you can choose from. Each theme provides you with a small screen shot and ...

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