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Moodle Theme Development电子书

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作       者:Silvina Paola Hillar

出  版  社:Packt Publishing

出版时间:2016-12-01

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Build customized themes to make your Moodle courses engaging and interactive About This Book Leverage the power of Moodle 3 to create interactive and engaging themes for your courses Experience and integrate the power of Bootstrap and CSS into your Moodle app Implement your plans with illustrative examples to become a top notch designer Who This Book Is For If you are a Moodle administrator, developer, or designer and wish to enhance your Moodle site to make it visually attractive, then this book is for you. You should be familiar with web design techniques such as HTML and further experience with CSS would be helpful. What You Will Learn Plan a personalized Moodle theme from start to finish Install a Moodle theme in different operating systems and change Moodle’s theme settings Add your own customized logo and test your changes in several web browsers Customize the Moodle site to fit in with other elements such as websites and social networks, among others Create a design mock-up using graphics software Design themes that are capable of working with a huge number of different resolutions, screen sizes, screen orientations, and pixel densities Work with code to adjust the theme to users requirements Create new custom icons for your theme In Detail Theming is one of the main features of Moodle, and it can be used to customize your online courses and make them look exactly how you want them to,according to your target audience. If you have been looking for a book that will help you develop Moodle themes that you are proud of, and that your students will enjoy, then this is the book for you. We start off by introducing Moodle 3 and explaining what it is, how it works, and what tools you might need to create a stunning Moodle theme. We then show you how to choose and change the pre-installed Moodle themes in detailed steps, and explain what Moodle themes are and how they work. Next, we show you how to change an existing theme and test the changes that you have made. You can not only plan the customization of theme, but also tailor it using advanced Moodle theming processes; this book is your one-stop guide to creating your own personalized Moodle 3 theme. Style and approach This book acts as a comprehensive guide which helps you to create visually stunning and responsive themes to add that extra edge to your Moodle apps.
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Moodle Theme Development

Moodle Theme Development

Credits

About the Author

Acknowledgements

About the Reviewer

www.PacktPub.com

Why subscribe?

Dedication

Preface

What this book covers

What you need for this book

Who this book is for

Conventions

Reader feedback

Customer support

Errata

Piracy

Questions

1. An Introduction to Moodle 3 and MoodleCloud

Understanding what e-learning is

Learning about Virtual Learning Environments

Designing, creating, storing, accessing, and using course content

Delivering or sharing course content

Communicating, interacting, and collaborating with students and teachers

Assessing and personalizing the learning experience

Modularizing both activities and resources

Customizing the interface

Learning Moodle and MoodleCloud

Using Moodle on different devices

Sizing the screen resolution

Screen resolution chart

Calculating the aspect ratio

Learning about sharp and soft images

Learning about crisp and sharp text

Understanding what anti-aliasing is

Test your knowledge

Summary

2. Themes in Moodle 3 on-premises and MoodleCloud

Understanding what a Moodle theme is

Learning about Moodle themes in MoodleCloud

Using HTML tags to define colors

Customizing Moodle or MoodleCloud's theme More using HTML to define colors

Understanding types of Moodle and MoodleCloud themes

User themes

Course themes

Category themes

Locating the Moodle theme directory

Selecting and downloading a Moodle theme for Moodle 3 on-premises

Installing a Moodle theme

Test your knowledge

Summary

3. Setting Up Logos in Moodle Themes

Designing a logo

Adding the logo to MoodleCloud in the More theme

Adding the logo to the Essential theme in Moodle on-premises

Downloading a Favicon

Changing the Favicon in the Essential theme in Moodle on-premises

Adding a header background image in the Essential theme to Moodle on-premises

Test your knowledge

Summary

4. Customizing the Header and the Footer

Adding footnotes in MoodleCloud

Adding social networks to header

Customizing the footer in Moodle on-premises Essential theme

Editing front page area content

Creating a slide show in the front page area content

Test your knowledge

Summary

5. Customizing Elements with CSS

Customizing the height and width of an element with CSS

Setting the height and width of an image element with CSS

Locating the information of an image element

Customizing the height and width of an element in Moodle on-premises with CSS

Customizing the height and width of an element in MoodleCloud with CSS

Using Sublime Text to edit code

Locating the information of a title element

Customizing styles of elements using the enjoycss website

Editing the code to customize the style of elements

Testing the code

Changing the elements in Moodle on-premises

Test your knowledge

Summary

6. Locating, Editing, and Using New Icons

Locating the icons in our Moodle on-premises course

Locating the icon file in the server

Downloading Inkscape

Editing an SVG file

Converting SVG files to PNG files

Checking the properties of the PNG file

Replacing the SVG file

Replacing the PNG file

Testing the new icon in Moodle on-premises

Locating Add an activity or resource icons in our Moodle on-premises

Rendering parts of icons

Test your knowledge

Summary

7. Optimizing Themes for Mobile Devices

Downloading Google Chrome web browser

Enabling device mode

Editing an emulated device

Adding a custom device

Checking network throttling profiles

Emulating network connectivity

Test your knowledge

Summary

8. Exploring Layouts

Exploring themes suitable for academic use

Contemporary

Aardvark

Academi

Adaptable

eGuru

Pioneer

Dynamic

Eduhub

Snap

Sharp

Klass

Exploring themes suitable for corporations, companies, and professionals

Rocket

Shoehorn

Exploring themes for personal use

Sharp

Exploring two-column themes

Elegance

Exploring website themes

Crisp

Exploring miscellaneous themes

Archaius

Bootstrap

Roshnilite

Campus

Morecandy

Ulkit

Aigne

Flexibase

Decaf

Afterburner

Bootswatch

Cerulean

Splash

Serenity

Anomaly

Shoelace

Flexpage

Overlay

Comparing and contrasting all the themes

Test your knowledge

Summary

9. Course Formats

Creating a Moodle course

Exploring the topic course format

Changing a course format

Downloading a course format plugin

Selecting the Grid course format

Exploring plugin course formats

Collapsed topics

Socialwall format

Onetopic format

MindMap format

Periods format

Flexible sections format

Buttons format

Board (Grid and Blocks) format

Mansonry topics format

eTask topics format

Menutopic format

Flexpage format

GPS format

Columns format

Noticeboard format

Folder view format

NED tabs course format

Test your knowledge

Summary

10. Extending Moodle Theming to Specific Sections

Putting all the pieces together

Organizing course content

Adding blocks to enhance a theme

Uploading a logo in a description section

Social networks, headers, footers, and breadcrumb styles

Coding with CSS in Moodle

Logos, images, and icons

Dealing with different devices

Course formats and layouts

The result

Summary

A. Test Your Knowledge Answers

Chapter 1, An Introduction to Moodle 3 and MoodleCloud

Chapter 2, Themes in Moodle 3 on-premises and MoodleCloud

Chapter 3 Setting up Logos in Moodle Themes

Chapter 4, Customizing the Header and the Footer

Chapter 5, Customizing Elements with CSS

Chapter 6, Locating, Editing, and Using New Icons

Chapter 7, Optimizing Themes for Mobile Devices

Chapter 8, Exploring Layouts

Chapter 9, Course Formats

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