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

Good practice guides and tip sheets

Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to styles and layout-related resources are provided below. 

Accessible and inclusive learning | Accessibility and inclusivity in FLO

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. 

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)
  • H5P (create content such as interactive videos and presentations)
  • 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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