We gave you a heads up in October that the new Pioneer theme, by Chris Kenniburg, would be hitting the street soon. The wait is over and this theme has a lot to offer Moodlers around the world.
Chris has provided a nice video overview of the theme. Check it out below:
- Front Page: I like that the theme has powerful frontpage options – this is the window to your users and it is so often (mistakenly) overlooked. In Pioneer, you can place featured courses, marketing/advertising, and whatever custom code you’d like. You also have access to the standard Moodle frontpage elements – if you want them. If not, just turn them off.
- Navigation: The sticky, clean, icon-driven navigation bar is a winner and makes sense for helping learners get where they need to go inside your LMS. The “My Courses” dropdown menu also enhances ease of navigation.
- Image Heavy: The theme places emphasis on images and visuals. Teachers can upload an image and the theme will automatically use that image for the page header of a course. This helps students know where they are at all times.
- Grade Slider: Chris has ensured that learners always know where they stand with a quick, visual snapshot of their progress in classes.
The theme is built on bootstrap, and is completely responsive / mobile ready as you’d expect for any modern theme.
What theme are you using in your Moodle? Tell us in the comments below!