Develop website information architecture

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICTWEB508, 'Develop website information architecture'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Develop website information architecture' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify content needs

1.1 Identify the strategic intent of the website from the business requirements and client expectations

1.2 Develop information requirements based on the website’s intent, intended audiences, types of client interactions, and the long and short-term goals for the site

1.3 Identify the required information, and group into business schemes related to the business structure

1.4 Determine the content requirements for each process

1.5 Identify any security access requirements

2. Plan the content structure

2.1 Cluster and document the information in related topics

2.2 Develop a hierarchy and site map of the information

2.3 Check data to confirm the sequence of hierarchy

2.4 Ensure that labels are clear, consistent, coherent and relatively intuitive for the client to access

3. Develop the navigation system

3.1 Build a navigation system for the overall website, based on the business requirements

3.2 Ensure ease of navigation on the site, and provide different ways of searching, while providing feedback to the client

3.3 Ensure that navigation is accessible

4. Test and sign off

4.1 Construct the prototype of the information architecture design

4.2 Arrange for a subset of the client to test the prototype for usability, and to determine if the architecture meets client expectations

4.3 Ensure that the site content will format in the business and client technical environment

4.4 Adjust the architecture based on client feedback

4.5 Sign off the prototype, and confirm that current and future business requirements are met