Meet the new updated Fordson theme – Now with new presets and innovative features #Moodlethemes

Check out the new jaw-dropping presets in the new version

Fordson theme” for Moodle is one of the most popular Moodle theme based on Bootstrap 4 framework. It stands at 7th place in terms of number of downloads under Moodle themes. Fordson is a modern and creative moodle theme which comes with lot of cutting-edge features. The theme comes with features like custom homepage with sliders, marketing spots, and custom text areas etc. to name a few.

Recently, Chris Kenniburg – Fordson theme designer from DearBorn Schools released a new version of the Fordson theme. You can download the latest version of the Fordson theme from the Moodle themes directory here.

What’s New in the latest version?

Latest version of the Fordson theme – 1.6.1 contains 3 new jaw-dropping presets, which are as follows:

  • Corporate Learner:  Very simple, no background image preset. Most colors are tied to 2 settings: Brand Primary and Body Background Color. Designed to be distraction free with minimal color. This preset gives you all the features of Fordson with the simplicity of the Boost theme.
  • University Learner:  This new preset is a beautiful full-screen design with a university in mind. Minimal use of color makes customization a breeze. Pick the Brand Primary and away you go. Course activities are listed in a styled box that helps the student focus on tasks.
  • Dearborn Public Schools – The preset used internally for Dearborn school. This is a full-width preset which  has unique styling for course topic headings, course activity lists, quizzes, and other elements. Smooth and stylish with minimal color.

Apart from the new presets, the new features includes:

  • New topic completion progress bar for each topic – This small enhancement makes a big improvement for students. It displays a progress bar based on course completion for each topic in a course. To see it you must use topic course format and set Course Layout to “Show One Section Per Page”. On the main course page you will now see the progress bar for each topic.

Now, Fordson theme has 7 unique Preset Styles that can instantly change the look and feel of your site. Chris has also covered the recommended settings for each preset in this page so that you can get the best style results.

Which Moodle theme you are using for your Moodle site? Do share with us in the comments below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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