After playing with Moodle 4.0 and it's preview releases for the last few weeks, I am excited to see which of the M4.O UI/UX enhancements will make it to the Snap theme.
Any hints from the DEV team?
For those who haven't yet had the chance, M4 comes with a radically redesigned UI and theme that brings with it a number of features we have become familiar with in Snap:
- UI is much cleaner and less cluttered.
- Navigation is primarily via LH navbar.
- Progress tracking is integrated into LH nav.
- Blocks are hidden (and clearly being phased out)
- Whilst there is still an editing on/off workflow, the difference is more subtle and the interface is not a hot mess of buttons
The M4 navigation is more granular than Snap, with each activity/tool appearing automatically in the navbar (as opposed to just the sections). Sections are collapsible.
There are a couple of M4 features I really love and would be great to see in the Snap theme, over time.
- Drag and drop re-ordering of activities/tools, including within and between the LH Nav (this one is a bit of a game-changer).
- Collapsing side nav with a more granular approach to what appears in the nav
- Updated icons for all core tools
The one M4 disappointment for me is that they do not seem to have improved the H5P core integration. The workflows to create and deploy H5P is still bonkers (as discussed in earlier threads) and the role of the content bank is still confused and obscure.
Still, there is a lot of other stuff to love......