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HubkenCore: Delivering an enhanced user experience

Our Moodle and Totara platforms have been developed with bespoke UX enhancements you won't find anywhere else

The world's best LMS platforms made even better

At Hubken, we don't just host leading LMS platforms at a great price. We go further, investing our own development expertise to produce Moodle and Totara platforms with optimised UX designs you won't find anywhere else. 

UX, or user experience, is crucial to the success of an online learning programme. While both Moodle and Totara feature a solid UX base, we realised we could do more to deliver the best possible learner experience. Developed by our in-house teams combined with our nearly 20 years' experience, our exclusive HubkenCore UX brings out the very best of our featured platforms - and at no extra cost to our clients. 

Not only do our UX-enhanced LMS platforms make the navigation and management of your e-learning strategy easier, simpler, and more intuitive via an improved UI, they also provide more comprehensive branding customisation options. This means our clients have more ways to ensure their LMS looks and feels exactly as it should. What's more, we are continually exploring ways to further improve our UX offering, so our clients' learner experience is always ahead of the competition.

Keep reading to explore just a few of the unique UX modifications Hubken offers - that no one else does. 

UX modifications you can expect with Hubken

A polished login experience
Login Page UX

We believe it's important that your LMS looks and feels like it belongs to your organisation from the get go. So, we've made some modifications to the 'standard' login pages for both Totara and Moodle, delivering enhanced visuals, cleaner and clearer interactive modules, and deeper customisation options. 

Our UX enhanced login page provides full page image customisation and a stylised, fully branded login box. With all these elements at your disposal, your users will feel at home before they've even logged in. 

A streamlined and intuitive dashboard (Totara)
dashboard UX

Our enhanced Totara dashboard provides a bolder, more contemporary UI making it easier to share information and updates with learners.

We've included a range of custom banners with embedded design options, meaning our clients can tailor dashboard banners to suit organisational messaging and learning priorities.

Our 'Current Learning' module displays quick view summaries of module activity, with progress bars and completion percentages alongside alerts such as approaching or missed due dates.

A sleek and contemporary homepage (Moodle)
Moodle homepage UX

Moodle's 'out of the box' homepage offers little in the way of visual engagement or advanced functionality. Therefore, we committed to making this page much more user friendly with a brighter, sharper, and more appealing UI. 

Some of our exclusive enhancements include:

  • A 'hero' banner at the top of the page, with sliding functionality and customisable elements (imagery, colour, text, and clickable links).
  • We've added an 'Announcements' module for highlighting key messages or prompts. This module can also be split into multiple columns. 
  • Multi-functional 'call to action' buttons with accompanying space for custom images. These buttons can be used to link to a specific page, or can be designated as content only boxes.
  • A 'logo cloud' area for sharing organisational accreditations or brands. 
  • An enhanced 'Available courses' area, with expanded imagery areas and improved animations. 
A clean and concise course view area (Totara)
Course view UX

When it comes to viewing and accessing courses on Totara, we've invested a lot of time getting the UX just right. 

A top banner display can be customised with an image, course summary, overall course completion, and even course tags to enable easy topic module searching. 

We've also overhauled the individual activities layout with aesthetic and functional improvements:

  • Completed activities and logos turn green whereas uncompleted activities remain greyed out for clarity and concision.
  • Estimated 'time to complete' displays can be added to each activity so learners can plan their learning accordingly.
  • We also updated restrictions notifications so that any restricted activity features a prominent 'Restricted' logo with pop-up box for context. 
  • Activities can also be set to horizontal or vertical grid displays depending on preference.
An easy to navigate course page (Moodle)
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In optimising the Moodle course page, we took the existing display and made changes with navigation and ease-of-use in mind. 

Firstly, we enlarged the grid presentation of courses and the accompanying image area for a more immediate and contemporary layout. 

Secondly, we built course progress bars and percentage indicators into the display, meaning learners can quickly assess their progress across all modules in one place. 

A user friendly course view (Moodle)
Course view UX

Modernising the Moodle course view involved replacing the 'out of the box' activity icons, which were previously colour coded, with uniformly coloured and more subject appropriate icons.

By bringing all icons into a single colour scope, we were able to apply a green icon overlay for completed activities, making the distinction between complete and incomplete modules much clearer.

We also introduced a top banner section for course details and imagery, as well as an automatically updating progress bar with percentage indicator. 

Yellow Room Learning
"From the first contact, everything was straightforward. The design team listened carefully to our requirements and came back with the design straight away."

Yellow Room Learning

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