Presentation: Snap Theme From MoodleRooms

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Earlier this year we reported about a new open source theme on the street called Snap from Moodlerooms. It has a very clean and open interface built on Bootstrap 3.0 and, as emphasized in the presentation below, the theme was designed and built for mobile experience first, with desktop and other options secondary.

You don’t need to be a MoodleRooms client to use this theme, you just have to be running Moodle 2.7 or better. The theme was designed to (from the presentation):

  • Focus the learner on the course content and reduce possible distractions in the user interface
  • Streamline workflows on all devices to give a consistent look and feel regardless of device
  • Provide consistency for users going from their webpage and learning site

Check out the presentation by Jason Hardin of MoodleRooms:

You can download the theme via GitHub here: https://github.com/moodlerooms/moodle-theme_snap

What is your favorite Moodle theme? Tell us in the comments below!

  • I am thankful for another theme that is publicly available. I installed Snap and tested it a bit. Adding a new navigation and administration to the top right on all pages makes it easy for all users plus it’s consistent. Users can also see their finished activities and activities that need their attention. All edit functions in a course page are under “edit.” (I could see the icon of the block Sharing cart, but not the text “Sharing cart” in the edit menu)

    Some suggestions (I used the default snap theme settings):
    – it would be very helpful to have a “log out” button at the top right (left to the menu button).
    – the header should be fixed to the top (or at least as an option in the admin theme settings page)
    – a link to the user preference page should be given under menu (I was unable to access the preference page in this theme)
    – as a student I couldn’t find my course grades
    – for site admins it may be helpful to know which course formats will work best with this theme (.e.g., using Collapsed Topics will produce too much white space between the section and the footer)

    With kind regards,
    Hartmut

  • Derek

    Looks interesting.

    Is it likely that this theme will be on the Moodle Plugins database?

    Are there plans for a version to be released for Moodle 3.0 in the next little while?

    Does anyone know of an install for Moodle 2.9 that one could visit and play with?

    -Derek

  • Derek

    Update: Question 2 answered here: https://github.com/moodlerooms/moodle-theme_snap/issues/15 (sorry)

    -Derek