GauchoSpace now has 3 new site layouts available for instructors.
Instructors can access these formats by entering their course site and going to the Administration block. In the Administration block, click Edit settings. On the settings page, scroll down to Course format and select a format from the dropdown menu.
This is a great format to use if you have many course materials. The sections are organized by week or topic and can display dates, week, and/or topic in the collapsed form. You can expand or collapse an individual week or topic, as well as expand or collapse all weeks or topics in an instant. As the course goes on, it saves you and your students time scrolling down to the desired week or topic!
The General section will be displayed at all times and is not collapsible. This is where you may want to put content that you would like the students to be able to access at all times. The remaining sections are collapsed and can be expanded when needed:
The screenshot below shows an expanded section:
Reverse Weekly by default hides all future weeks from the student view so that only the current week is expanded. As an instructor you can see future weeks and can leave them unhidden so that they become visible when that week arrives.
The format will display content starting with the first week at the bottom of the coursepage and each week proceeding above the first. This is the same as the weekly course format except the weeks are listed in reverse order.
Tiles Format is similar to the Collapsed Topics Format except that the collapsed sections are available as individual tiles as shown below. It is aesthetically pleasing and helpful in reducing clutter if your page will contain a lot of material and activities.
The sections contents will drop down upon clicking on a particular tile as shown. Here, Week 2 tile is selected and its contents are now visible.
You also have the option to change icons and colors for the tiles that will display. By clicking on the "Edit Settings" under the "Course Administration" block, navigate to the "Course Format" tab. Here you would have already selected "Tiles format" as the designated format. Additionally, here you have options to choose the tile color and icon as shown below.
If you wish to change an icon or add a picture only for a particular week, click "Turn Editing On" on your Course-site and click on the display icon for that week.
A new popup window will provide you a list of icons to choose from or select an image from your computer.