Adding Blocks

Blocks can be used to make selecting elements within the course more prominent. The COURSE ESSENTIALS block is located throughout all courses and minimal changes can be made to this block to ensure students have the same access to content in there for each course they take. However you can add multiple other blocks, including the below list. If you have already added one of the blocks to your course, it will no longer appear in the list. 

  • Activities
  • Activity results
  • Blog menu, tags or recent entries
  • Calendar
  • Completion progress
  • Course completion status
  • Publisher resources
  • Online users
  • Profile
  • Recent activity
  • Textbooks

Adding a Block

  1. On the course homepage, Turn editing onturn editing on
  2. On the home page, locate the ADD A BLOCK area. It's located on the left-hand side of the course. 
    Adding a block

  3. Select the block that you want to add to your course, in this case the 'Calendar' block is being added. As soon as you make the selection, the page will refresh and the block will be in your course. It defaults to being on the left-hand side.
    Adding a block_calendar example

Configuring a Block

To make edits to the block you've just added, you'll need to configure it.

  1. Click the cogs icon in the top right-hand side of the block. number 1 grey
  2. Select the 'Configure X block' link. number 2 grey

  3. Where this block appears

    • Note: You can also drag the block around the course which is done on the homepage by clicking the drag arrow icon:
      blocks_drag block position

    • Select what pages you want the block to appear on. number 1 grey
    • In the Default region, select if you want the block to appear on the left-hand or right-hand side of your course. number 2 grey
    • Select the Default weight of the block, this is the order that the block will appear in the chosen region. number 3 grey
      block_where this block appears

  4. The On this page options are relevant if you are adding a block in a specific spot in the course and not just to the course homepage.
  5. Click the Save changes button. BTN_save changes

Last modified: Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:39 AM