Halfway point, WOOOHOO!
So, what was on the ol’ iLearn/iCreate Challenge for Day 15? Well, it turned out to be a bit of web development. As part of my ‘day’ job, I help support faculty, staff, and students with our online LMS (learning management system) as well as other educational / productivity software & mobile apps. As you might think, it can be a daunting task of providing instructional materials for a wide variety of software titles (especially when many applications regularly change and update). That’s why it’s important to our department to “roll with the changes” as best as we can when time / responsibilities allow.
Over the years, we have created a number of resource materials (in both video and print formats). We provide links to many of these resources on our website but sometimes it can be a struggle to keep it all organized. SO, I decided to tinker around with a design which would not only allow users to easily access & view materials…but also easily filter content to the user’s needs and interests.
The navigation at the top allows users to filter the links below by subject. The default for the page is All Videos. So, if users want to only list Blackboard videos, they can click on the Blackboard link and the page will automatically refresh and display only videos tagged as Blackboard.
When a user selects a link below, the video will appear in the display window. This provides a placeholder for users to watch content rather than opening a new tab/window or linking to another page.
I think it turned out pretty well. Nice clean design. Works well.