Eye Tracking Laboratory

University of Pavia

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B7 - Course Plan representation for graph-connected courses

Issue Definition

A very critical issue is represented by Course Plan representation in graph-structured courses. The more the structure is connected, the more users can have problems in clear comprehension of the course structure. In addition, the number of nodes greatly affects the number of possible connections.

Guideline Text

1. The Course Plan should be always available.

2. The Course Plan should clearly reflect course structure:
2.a A suitable Course Plan mapping can be done with a Navigation Menu.

3. The Course Plan in the Index Page should be condensed in order to show the first levels of the structure only:
3.a A folding/unfolding mechanism should be implemented in the Navigation Menu.

4. Wording of the Course Plan items should be accurate.

5. The Course Plan itself should be placed in a prominent position within the Index Page.

6. Whenever the Course Plan or part of it is replicated within the course, all instances should follow the same pattern set in the Index Page.

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