Moodle: Course Tools: Adding a Block

This article provides the steps on how to add a block to a course page or the Moodle home page.


Add a Block to the Home page:

  1. Click Edit at the top left of the home page.
    Edit button on home page
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page (or press End on your keyboard).
  3. Within the Add a block block, click the dropdown and select the block you wish to add.
    Add a block dropdown highlighted
  4. Move the block to your desired section by clicking and dragging the plus arrow icon at the top right corner of the block.
    "Move" icon in corner of block
  5. Once you are finished editing the Home screen, click Stop Editing at the top left. Your Home page has now been saved.
    Stop Editing button highlighted



Add a Block to a Course:

  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 right of the page and click the drop-down menu next to Add... and select the desired block from the drop-down menu.
    Course Tools "Add a Block" pulldown for Activities

  5. The Course Tools page will refresh and the block should appear. Blocks have various functions see Moodle: Common Course Blocks for details on LSU block options.
  6. You must click on Stop Editing at the top of the Course Tools blocks section to save added blocks and 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.

For more information: MoodleDocs: Blocks.

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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