Flinders Learning Online (FLO), Flinders University's web-based learning and teaching platform, facilitates the creation of online educational environments by non-technical users. FLO can be used to create entire online topics and courses, or to provide interactive tools that supplement or complement existing topics and courses. All topics at Flinders have a FLO site (part of WebPET - Web Presence in Every Topic).
FLO is accessible to Flinders staff and students. Support resources such as the eLearning Gateway are publicly accessible. FLO is provided 24/7.
All Flinders persons with a FAN can log into FLO. Each topic has a FLO site automatically created. Staff may request other sites (eg for courses, collaborative projects, committees) by contacting eLearning in their college.
FLO is a 'suite' of technologies. The core of FLO is Moodle, but it also includes related educational technologies.
What does FLO look like?
The main parts of FLO are as follows:
- FLO home page ('My FLO'): This is a list of all topics that the user personally has access to. For academic staff, these are topics you may be coordinating or teaching within, for professional staff, these may be topics you are supporting
- Topic pages: FLO topics consist of:
- Resources: FLO can be used to build and display topic content such as lecture notes, tutorial activities, and video files
- Activities: FLO provides a range of online activities that can support learning and teaching, such as assignment dropboxes, quizzes, surveys and discussion boards
- Tools for managing learning: tools such as the Gradebook can be used to record and monitor student progress
View the demonstration sites (eLearning Gateway) to see some examples of what a topic can look like in FLO.