Students often report experiencing high levels of inconsistency across their FLO topic sites, which necessitates learning the navigation and structure of each FLO topic site uniquely. As a result, the number one request from students when asked for feedback about FLO is to improve the consistency of FLO topic sites, not in teaching approach or pedagogy, rather consistency of layout and structure.
FLO starter sites are designed to unify the layout and structure of topics across courses, disciplines and colleges. A FLO ‘starter site’ is a semi-pre-configured ‘starting place’ and can be customised to work with the needs of a course or topic.
The starter site can be:
- Used for the development of new topic sites
- Used for the refreshment of existing topics undergoing refresh or change
- Applied to a suite a topics at a time that aligns with College/teaching program needs (as requested by Deans Education or Teaching Program Directors)
- Applied to topics on request of the topic coordinator
The screen shots below show the basic layout of the site which shows a ‘clean’ top module as well as collapsed modules to enhance accessibility.