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This page can serve as a hub for all things related to usability and Moodle. Any contributions are welcome!
What is usability?
"Usability is a term used to denote the ease with which people can employ a particular tool or other human-made object in order to achieve a particular goal. Usability can also refer to the methods of measuring usability and the study of the principles behind an object's perceived efficiency or elegance."
From Wikipedia: "Usability"
Where can I find more information on usability?
- See Usability#Additional Resources for a detailed list of online and printed resources.
- Usability guru Jakob Nielsen's website
- Boxes and Arrows - "Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business."
- The Web Standards Project
- Designing with Web Standards, 2nd ed. by Jeffrey Zeldman
What's the difference between usability and accessibility?
See Accessibility for detailed information on this related concept.
- Interface guidelines
- Designing usable forms
- Moodle Usability forum
- Moodle User Interface Guidelines - Summer 2009 project to create user interface guidelines for Moodle
- "Make the Most of Your Studies: A Case Study and Web Usability Study Using the Collaborative Virtual Learning Environment Moodle with Postgraduate Students from Oil & Gas Related Courses" MSc Dissertation by Syndia Lengyel
- Quiz UI redesign - GSOC project 2008
- Quiz Usability portal
- Moodle Accessibility Specification
- Usability related issues in the Moodle Tracker
Using Moodle forum discussions:
- All Moodle forum discussions on usability (i.e. with the word "usability" in the subject line)
- "Moodle usability - general principles"
- Navigation 2.0
- "Why open source software usability tends to suck" - How do we work around this?