The idea portal has been up and running for a couple of weeks now. The most popular idea so far is entitled Cleaner interface without frames and better overview. This idea suggested that we removed the frames in the interface. In addition, it was pointed out that the notifications should be improved. We are happy to inform you that we have made a design for both of these ideas, and they are scheduled for release later this year.
The new solution does not have scrollbars in the navigation tree to the left. Now a scrollbar to the right is scrolling all the content, making the interface more dynamic. We have also made a new interface design. Take a look at the screen shot (click it for a larger version), and feel to free to comment on it. You can use the comment field in the idea portal to comment on both ideas: Interface without frames and notification box.
We have also worked on a new notification box with all the information that is important to you. This box is personal, meaning that only information concerning you is shown. Below is the first design sketch:
In short, the following features are new:
We have added a new notification box, and removed the red "something is new" highlighting in the course list.
You can subscribe to an RSS feed from the notification box, meaning you do not have to log in to it's learning to get important notifications.
Things you add yourself, for example in the course or in a discussion, is excluded from the notifications.
You get a good view of what has been added and edited, and by whom it is updated and edited. In addition, you see feedback from teachers and other students on tests, discussions and similar. In short, everything you need to keep updated about what is happening.
We very much appreciate the ideas and comments in the idea portal, so please keep up the good work!
Posted on Fri, June 26, 2009
by Øyvind Flatnes