Top 7 course site design tips

#1 Welcome message

This is often the students' first interaction with your course. Welcome the students to the course and introduce yourself.

# 2 Menu design

Use the default template for your menu structure because this is what students are used to. 

Announcements, Course Profile (ECP), Course Staff, Learning Resources, Assessment, Discussion Board, My Grades and Library Links.

# 3 Weekly / Modules folders

Arrange the learning resources for students in Weekly or Module folders. 

# 4 Assessment folders

Create an Assessment folder for each assessment item with all the relevant materials linked to or stored in the one place.

# 5 Label all resources

Label all resources – so students know what they are accessing before they open it.

# 6 Personalise your site

To express your personality and make the site more interesting by including a banner, images and use of colour

# 7 Make your course available in O'Week

This is when most students start looking for their course in Learn.UQ.