Blocks display information such as navigation menus, calendar information, latest newsannouncements, who else is current online users etc.
Blocks can be added to the right side of the Moodle course homepage, where the main course content appears.
Blocks contain supplementary information to what's contained in the centre of the page (e.g. you might add contact details) and some blocks help your students to navigate the materials more easily.
Students can view some blocks - to check what blocks they see, switch click your profile initials and select 'Switch role to... student mode (available from the settings menu' and select 'Student'. And you can switch back when you're done using the same method but instead, select 'Return to my normal role').
Note, that the blocks will appear at the bottom of the drawer will start off collapsed (minimised) on the right-hand side of the course page on smaller devices and also when the browser window is reduced in width but can be opened by clicking the left-facing chevron icon [<]. Therefore, you might like to minimise the number of blocks you include on your page.
You Depending on the Moodle theme, you can choose to add blocks to the left, right or both sides of your Moodle course homepage and also on some activities and resources.
Note: Blocks that cannot be configured will not have this icon.
To delete a block, click the cog icon and from icon and from the drop-down menu choose to remove to delete it.
Note: If If you delete a HTML the 'Contact Details' block you may want to copy the text to HTML into a text file before deleting it, so you can easily add it back again in the future. All other blocks can be brought by simply re- adding them again.
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.
At timesDue to web browser size or device, it may seem that your blocks have 'disappeared' . In most instances, the blocks have been docked. Refer to the section above for information on docking and undocking blocks.
The navigation block doesn't display course sections by default. It is recommended that course editors modify the navigation block settings, so it displays course sections to students and staff alike.
To display all course sections in the navigation block:
from the right-hand side, in this case, open the block drawer by clicking the chevron icon [<] from the upper right-hand corner of a course page. You can click this icon anytime to see more or less of the main course homepage.
The Calendar blockcan be accessed in the Upcoming events block by clicking 'Go to calendar...', or by clicking the calendar icon at the very top of the Moodle page.
The HTML block - is now called the Text... block
Some blocks that we recommended in the past have been made redundant by tabs and drop-down menus that now appear at the top of the screen when you're in Moodle. These include: