Moodle: Course Tools: Adding a Block

Moodle: Course Tools: Adding a Block

  1. Log into Moodle and select the desired course.
  2. Select Course Tools from the CONTENTS panel.
    Course Tools link
  3. Click the Edit Blocks button under the Course Tools section. 
    Edit Blocks button
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Add... :
    Add a Block menu
  5. Select the desired block from the drop-down menu. Activities  is shown as an example:
    Course Tools "Add a Block" pulldown for Activities
  6. The Course Tools page will refresh and the block should appear. Click the gear icon (Actions) for that block and select Configure Activities block from the drop down menu.
    Configure activities block option
  7. Make basic configuration choices.  You should ordinarily leave these values at their defaults. Configuring basic block options
    • Where this block appears:
      • Original block location: provides information about where the block was initially created.

      • Display on page types: allows the user to set the context that the block can appear in. These options will vary depending upon the permissions of the user. Instructors will normally see Any type of course main page , Any page , or Any course page , even though their permissions only allow the block to appear on the Course Tools page.

      • Default region: Usually a Right column or Left column option.  Some blocks may only allow a single choice.

      • Default weight: Where in the column do you want it to appear if there are other blocks in that column. -10 will put it at the top, 10 will put it at the bottom. A zero is neutral.

    • On this page:
      • VisibleYes  or No .

      • Region: Here you can override the column preference on this page.

      • Weight: Here you can override the default setting on this page.

    Some blocks have additional configuration choices.  See Moodle: Common Course Blocks and MoodleDocs: Blocks for details on other blocks.

  8. When finished customizing the settings, click Save changes at the bottom.
    save changes button

  9. You must click on Stop Editing at the top of the Course Tools blocks section before attempting to return to your main course page.
    Stop editing button
    NOTE: You will not be able to return to your course page until you select the Stop Editing button.

Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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