The Lightbox effect is a well known presentation tool for images, videos, and document presentation. OnlearnLMS provides this easily and effectively using special links that reference a file or activity by it’s MoodleID.
The user experience is what is called “modal”, ie the user is captured in that mode, and any attempt to leave the view takes them completely out of the view. This helps ensure total focus on the topic at hand, and also provide a disincentive to do other things at the same time.
It is also a very powerful visual effect.
The Lightbox invocation is very fast, as it does not require a full page refresh, and when exiting leaves the user exactly where they were prior to that.
This example shows the Lightbox used to great effect in the Auckland Council Civil Defence e-Learning Website.