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
  1. The Course Plan should clearly reflect course structure
            2.a A suitable Course Plan mapping can be done with a Navigation Menu
  1. 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