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Moodle Theme Development

Author: Silvina Paola Hillar
Publisher: Birmingham : Packt Publishing, 2016.
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Hillar, Silvina Paola
Moodle Theme Development
Birmingham : Packt Publishing,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Silvina Paola Hillar
ISBN: 9781786468147 178646814X 9781786463210 1786463210
OCLC Number: 974594927
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Testing the new icon in Moodle on-premises
Description: 1 online resource (294 p.)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Credits; About the Author; Acknowledgements; About the Reviewer; www.PacktPub.com; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 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 devicesSizing 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; Chapter 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 themesLocating the Moodle theme directory; Selecting and downloading a Moodle theme for Moodle 3 on-premises; Installing a Moodle theme; Test your knowledge; Summary; Chapter 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; Chapter 4: Customizing the Header and the Footer Adding footnotes in MoodleCloudAdding 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; Chapter 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 codeLocating 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; Chapter 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

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Build customized themes to make your Moodle courses engaging and interactiveAbout 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 designerWho This Book Is ForIf 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 themeIn DetailTheming 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 approachThis 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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