What is Moodle? Not an easy question to answer succinctly – even for those people who have been using it for a while.
Feedback from students tells us that they also struggle to understand what Moodle is: the problem, we think, is compounded by the Log-in page, which presents Moodle as being everything! From IT Support, to Timetables and Student Discounts.
This Log-in page acts much like a Portal to all the services and resources potentially useful to students. However, analyzing the statistics, it appears that students only use this page to Log in to Moodle. Once logged in to Moodle, you can’t get back to this page.
This Portal approach was necessary several years ago before the My.arts/student site existed. Now, it appears to be unnecessary duplication, and does little to convey the use and purpose of Moodle to students.
Over the next couple of months, the DL Support team are consulting with students to find out how they use the Moodle Log-in page and ascertain what information they use and access. We will then use this information to inform a new design for this page, retaining what students want and need, but also giving Moodle a clearer identity.