Designing Moodle Courses for Mobile – Infographic by Lewis Carr @lewiscarr

July 20th, 2016

Lewis Carr (CEO and Founder of AdaptiVLE Ltd), has shared a nice infographic prepared for the MoodleMoot Ireland UK 2016 (#MootIEUK16) about designing Moodle courses for Mobile. The infographic is self explanatory and contains brief step by step instructions for creating a mobile friendly course with Moodle.

Previously, we had posted an article about creating mobile friendly courses which also covers some tips for creating Moodle courses for mobile devices.

You can check out the infographic below or download it in PDF format from this link.

Designing Moodle Courses for Mobile - Infographic by Lewis Carr @lewiscarr

The tips mentioned by Lewis includes:

  • Get the Right Blend – Consider what parts of your teaching you want to deliver via mobile. Is it feasible for the student to complete the chosen activities on a mobile? Is the experience better or worse than the desktop? How can you make it better?
  • Consider the Device – Think about the smallest screen. What does 2000 words look like on a mobile? Avoid using text on images as it shrinks on smaller devices.
  • Break Up Content – Break up content into sections. Use books or pages. If you can’t sacrifice content, then make it easily digestible.
  • Make it Tactile – Create your own navigation and work flow. Use iconography as links to resources . Add “Call to Actions” at the end of resources to aid navigation.
  • Encourage Mobile Use – Design activities that encourage mobile use, e.g assignments that use the phone camera, audio clips, podcasts, eBooks & HTML5 video.
  • Test While building – Continually test your build. Use the Opera Mobile Emulator or Web Browser extensions that simulate a mobile device. Or even better, use a real phone. Ask yourself, “Does this really work?”.
  • Design with the official moodle mobile app in mind – Favour resources and activities that play well
    with the current Moodle App. Such as Pages, Books and now offline SCORM and Quiz activities.

Do you have any other tips for sharing with Moodle community about creating mobile friendly courses? Share with us in the comments below.