If you’ve ever used Blackboard, it provides a simpler and easier approach to creating courses that have clear/crisp navigation similar to the book module layout. The pages are listed along the left hand navigation and clicking each will open that page, list the page description and all/any resources activities that have been added to the page. Think of it as a more intuitive “tabbed” layout where the tabs are each a page instead. It appears that block/static course information can be placed along the footer of the pages.
The first iteration looks incredible and I cannot wait to get my hands on a test copy. It certainly puts a Moodle course into a new, modern light which is more consistent with other web/Content Management System layouts and interfaces.
According to the blog post announcing the new course format it’s being developed for both Moodle 1.9 and 2.0 (sweet); unfortunately at this time there is no schedule for availability.
For more information visit the Sussex eLearning Team blog: http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/elearningteam/
And definitely check out the video [direct link]: