Styles and layout - main entry

Styles and layout are an important part of the user experience, and support the usability and accessibility of multimedia products (eg websites). Look and feel enables user (eg student) engagement. FLO has various tools that facilitate structure and layout.

Style tools  |  Layout tools  |  Resource types  || Support

When you set up/layout your topic site, it is always a good idea to test how it looks using the Preview as a student function. 

You may also find the Leganto for topic coordinators guide useful (especially 'Other useful functions') in terms of the student experience.

For design principles around accessibility and inclusivity, you can find information in the Good practice guide - Accessible and inclusive learning and Tip sheet - Accessibility and inclusivity in FLO.

Style tools

The HTML editor is available in any activity and resource (Description field). The toolbar for the HTML editor has many functions (create heading styles, create text styles, add an image, embed a video etc).

How to (using the HTML editor)

The HTML editor helps you narrate in your topic

Layout tools

Resource types

In FLO, you can Add an activity or resource to the topic site. Resources include the following, and contribute to the organisation/structure of the site. They can be a form of 'sensemaking' for a user (ie student) – providing 'containers' for content that make navigation easier.

See Tool options - resources to determine what type is suitable for your needs.

  • Book (create a multi-page resource, with chapters and added navigation)
  • File (upload a PDF, Word file, image etc)
  • Folder (upload a collection of files, add a zip file)
  • Label (display text on a topic's homepage)
  • Page (create a web page, or embed a video)
  • URL (link to an external website)

  Training and support



Currently, there are no known issues.

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