FLO, Flinders University's web-based learning 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 a web-based 'suite' of technologies. The core of FLO is Moodle, but it also includes:
- FLO Live (Adobe Connect)
- Text matching software (Turnitin)
- Media uploads (Media Manager)
- Lecture videos
FLO is maintained by the Centre for Educational ICT.
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.
FLO topics consist of:
FLO can be used to build and display topic content such as lecture notes, tutorial activities, and video files.
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.