Styling LEO units
LEO provides numerous opportunities to style, chunk and present content and activities to students. This page provides a few tips to help and is not intended to be all encompassing or a strict set of guidelines.
Before you get started:
- Keep the student in mind when designing and styling your LEO units.
- Your school or faculty often has a LEO template which you should be working from.
- Keep it simple. Overuse of colour and fonts can be distracting and can draw attention away from the message.
- The tips below relate to unit pages - those pages in LEO that list the activities and resources in each section of a unit. These tips are not related to HTML pages or Book resources or Lesson activities, which are extremely useful tools, but are not covered in this topic.
- use topic summaries for titles
- use labels
- use the 'Paste from Word' or 'Paste as plain Text' buttons
- don't use more than two fonts
- don’t use the unit page for content
- use indents
- use images
- don't use long activity names
- encourage collaboration and communication
- embed your videos
- be consistent.