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printKeywords: HTML, media, text, information

What is it?

The Free Text (HTML) block is used to display text, links, graphics and videos inside a block. It is commonly used to display contact details for key teaching and support staff on a Moodle page. 

Why use it?

Who can use it?

Before I start...

Meeting the Baseline

The UCL E-Learning Baseline suggests the following for <section>:


How do I set one up?

To add the Common Timetable for another module code, Turn editing on, then click on the cog icon in the Common Timetable block - then click the Configure link that appears. Once in the next screen, click the Module Timetable section to expand it if needed, then type in the module code in the box provided, ensuring that 'Dsiplay' box is ticked. Scroll down and save. Note that you can only have two module codes linked in this block, but there is provision to link to degree year timetables. 

Further help

Further guidance on the HTML block is available from moodledocs.

Note: on Moodle.org this block is referred to as simply the HTML block.

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.



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