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  1. Switch editing on.
  2. In edit mode, the last block on the right will be Add a block, which contains a drop-down list of all the blocks you can add to your page. Any that are missing may already be on your page. 
  3. The new block should appear at the bottom of the right hand column.
  4. Click the cog icon to configure the block, choose the configuration link from the drop-down menu to load the configuration page.
    • Note: Blocks that cannot be configured will not have this icon.

    • Example: 
      • When you configure the HTML block you can enter a Block Title or leave this blank to hide the title (e.g. if you want an untitled graphic).
      • In the content section, you can add text, graphics, links etc. as we have seen before.
  5. Once you have finished configuring the block click Save changes at the bottom of the page and you will be returned to the course homepage
  6. To move the block, click and drag the four-way arrow icon to move the block to another place in the right column. Alternatively, you can click and release this same move icon to see a list of locations the block can be moved to. Click on one of these options to move the block below it.
  7. To delete a block, click the cog icon and from the drop-down menu choose to remove it.

    • Note: If you delete a HTML block you may want to copy the text to a text file before deleting it, so you can easily add it back again in future. All other blocks can be brought by simply re-adding

Organising Blocks

  • Place navigation items , to the top-right


  • .
  • Cluster similar blocks together e.


  • g.


  • Calendar with Upcoming Events.


  • Remove any blocks you will not be using as they clutter the screen and may confuse


  • Dock and undock blocks


  • students.

titleFurther help

Further guidance on Blocks is available from moodledocs.

If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).

If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.