Tip : implement your training scenario on your course homepage
Your Dokeos course area is a generic toolbox containing Documents, Learning paths, Tests, Forums etc.
Designing your course scenario, you may want to replace this default set of tools by a clear description of your course resources and activities. Here is a method to do it in 6 steps by hiding all the Dokeos tools and adding your own icons and links.
Hide all tools clicking on the icon
The tools will remain functional but the learners will not see them anymore.
Build you course home page in the Introduction text with a table
On your course area homepage, click on the pencil icon to open the Introduction text > select Table and choose table settings (copy the ones in the screenshot below for instance)
Add icons to illustrate the key features of your course
You can alternatively use the default icons from the images gallery or add your own through Browse > Send.
Go to one of the pages you want to be a target for a link and copy its address from the address bar
A web link is a connection between an origin page and a destination page. You need to start by copying the address ot the target and then create the link on the origin page. Select any page and Ctrl+c or right-click+copy in the address bar.
Paste the link on top of an image in Introduction text
Go back to course area Introduction text > edit it > select an image > click the link button and paste the link on top of image. Repeat for all icons.
You end up with a clear course homepage that links only to the pages and activities you designed
Dokeos toolbox does not appear anymore. You customized your environment and adapted the software to your pedagogical scenario.
Conclusion : pedagogy at stake
Linking things together your own way is powerfull. Consider using the same idea in other situations :
- linking the feedback of a test to a theory page (you may want to use the Popup option of the link feature)
- linking the course area Introduction text to a learner production so as to point other learners to an example good practice
- (...) all connections that your imagination will consider relevant
In Dokeos, every resource or learning object has an address (also called URL). It is visible in the address bar on top of your browser and
can become the target of a link.