Testing MoodleNet sign-ups

Update: sign-ups for this are now closed, and Outlandish will be in touch with those who registered their interest!

Usability testing

Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be doing some online user testing of MoodleNet’s sign-up process. It will be run by Outlandish, with whome we’ve been working on front-end development and UX.

We’re aiming is to remove any barriers to adoption for the beta testing in January. So we need feedback on everything from “that button should be on the left” to “what on earth is that emoji ID thing?!”

It’s not remunerated, but you’d be front of the queue for a MoodleNet beta account (of which there’ll only be 100, initially) next year!

If that sounds like the kind of thing in which you’d be interested, here’s what to do:

  1. Introduce yourself here
  2. Check your availability for the following dates (GMT): Weds 14th (PM), Mon 19th (PM), Tues 20th November
  3. Fill in this form

Thanks in advance! We’re looking forward to making MoodleNet as awesome as possible!


Privacy notice: if you volunteer for testing, your details will be added to a spreadsheet, stored on Moodle HQ’s Google Drive. We’ll keep your information until the end of the testing process and share your details with Outlandish, who are overseeing the testing process. Before testing, you’ll be required to give your consent to ensure GDPR compliance.

MoodleNet front-end development update

Here’s a quick overview of the current front-end development work that the good people at Outlandish have been busy with over the last few weeks. It’s a work in progress, as you’ll see, but we thought you might like a sneak peek!

Click here to see the video if it’s not showing above. Please do leave your feedback either in the comments section below, on the moodle.org forum, or on YouTube.

MoodleNet UX Milestone 2: Screencast #4

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working on UX Milestone 2 with Outlandish. This is the fourth and final screencast from that work, in which we demonstrate how we envisage sending a MoodleNet collection to a Moodle site might work.

You can check out Screencast #1Screencast #2, and Screencast #3 if you missed them.

Remember, this is a prototype with no code behind it. We’re very interested in your opinions, which you can leave in several places:

  1. In the comments section below this post
  2. On the Moodle.org forum
  3. In the comments section of the YouTube video
  4. As a suggestion on our Changemap

MoodleNet UX Milestone 2: Screencast #3

We’ve been working on a series of screencasts as part of our UX Milestone 2 work with Outlandish. You can check out Screencast #1 and Screencast #2 if you missed them.

In this third screencast, we’re demonstrating the user flow for new user sign-up in MoodleNet.

Remember, this is a prototype with no code behind it. We’re very interested in your opinions, which you can leave in several places:

  1. In the comments section below this post
  2. On the Moodle.org forum
  3. In the comments section of the YouTube video
  4. As a suggestion on our Changemap

MoodleNet UX Milestone 2: Screencast #2

Yesterday we posted Screencast #1 from our UX Milestone 2 work with Outlandish. In this second screencast, we’re demonstrating an example of the user flow for adding an ‘Alt account’ in MoodleNet.

Remember, this is a prototype with no code behind it. We’re very interested in your opinions, which you can leave in several places:

  1. In the comments section below this post
  2. On the Moodle.org forum
  3. In the comments section of the YouTube video
  4. As a suggestion on our Changemap

MoodleNet UX Milestone 2: Screencast #1

We’ve been continuing our work with Outlandish on MoodleNet UX. In this first screencast from Milestone 2, we’re demonstrating an example of the user flow for adding a resource in MoodleNet.

Remember, this is a prototype with no code behind it. We’re very interested in your opinions, which you can leave in several places:

  1. In the comments section below this post
  2. On the Moodle.org forum
  3. In the comments section of the YouTube video
  4. As a suggestion on our Changemap

Sneak peek of latest MoodleNet UX work

With the continued help of Outlandish, we’ve been working on the first post-Design Sprint UX milestone:

    1. Improve/tweak UI of XD prototype (mobile)
      1. Prototype comments / threaded discussions
      2. Iterate on activity feed prototype
      3. Notifications

We’re not quite ready to release a screencast of the improvements, but you can find a sneak peek below! Note the simplified three-part navigation:

Some comments on the above:

  • A reminder that, unlike Google+, Communities and Collections in MoodleNet are inextricably linked, in that every Collection is owned by a Community.
  • After some research and experimentation, we’ve decided that comments should only go two levels deep.
  • There are three types of update in the Notifications tab: those alerting you to something new happening in your Collections, in your Communities, and recommendations from the ‘Moodle Bot’.

We’ve got a small bit of work to do before moving onto the second UX milestone. That will include tagging and taxonomy as we decided to include notifications in this first milestone. Other things we’ll be working on as part of the second milestone include: search functionality, Moodle Core integration, authentication, adding a resource, and privacy options.

A reminder that, if you’re interested, you can get involved in this project!

MoodleNet design sprint: prototype overview

MoodleNet design sprint

This week has been a design sprint for the MoodleNet project, held at the offices of Outlandish. Martin Dougiamas, Moodle’s Founder and CEO, flew in from Australia to join Doug Belshaw (MoodleNet Lead), Mayel de Borniol (MoodleNet Technical Architect), Bryan Mathers (consultant), and the Outlandish team.

Martin had clearly stated success criteria: “A visual prototype that is good enough for anyone to quickly understand what MoodleNet does and how it could look and feel.”

We’re delighted, therefore, to be able to demonstrate the above prototype, which we tested with users on Thursday and iterated on Friday. We’ll be collating everything, including photographs and notes over the coming week!