York TEL Handbook: 2. Module site design, structure and layout

Map image for title page of section 2 of the York TEL Handbook

2. Module site design, structure and layout

This section covers the key themes for the effective design, structure and layout of VLE sites, ensuring that ease of navigation and accessibility of course materials contributes towards student learning and supports the face-to-face programme.

In this section

  1. Sign-posting
  2. Left menu
  3. Items, folders, learning modules
  4. Titles, descriptions, file-naming
  5. Course links
  6. Visual design
  7. Common problems
  8. Designing for mobile

The text from this section is also available as a downloadable PDF, however embedded videos and other resources are only available online:

Quick checklist

Use this checklist to guide your development of Yorkshare module sites, drawing upon models of good practice to support learning. If any of the items in the checklist are new to you, review the pages in this section of the Handbook.

York pedagogy

This section provides advice to support the following elements of the York Pedagogy:

  • Students will receive the guidance, support and feedback they need to make progress, and they will understand what they can expect from the University in support of their learning.

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