Moodle: Course Tools: HTML Block

The HTML block allows the user to create any kind of HTML content on the Course Tools page. From there, a title and content for the block may be supplied.

Note: This block may be used multiple times, to display multiple blocks of content with different titles.

Sample HTML block

To Configure the HTML Block:

  1. Click  Edit blocks on the Course Tools page, and find the "HTML block".  If an unused HTML block exists, skip on to step 2.  Otherwise, select  HTML  in the Add a Block drop-down box (see Moodle: Adding a Block to Course Tools for more details on adding a block).

    The page will refresh, and the block should appear.
    HTML block

HTML option in add a block drop down menu

  1. Click the gear iconGear icon (Actions menu) and select  Configure (new HTML block) block  from the drop down menu.
    Configure HTML block option
  2. Enter the extra information for this block:

Configuring HTML block settings

  • Block Settings. You can choose the title desired for the HTML block, and the content for the block. No knowledge of HTML is actually necessary -- the Atto Editor allows images, links, media, and other types of content to be added to the block, in addition to formatted text. Full HTML content capabilities are provided by using the </> button in the Atto Editor.  For more details on the Atto Editor, see MoodleDocs: Text Editor.
  • This block also uses the basic configuration options. See Moodle: Course Tools: Adding a Block for more details on the "Where this block appears" and "On this page" sections.
  1. When finished customizing the settings, click Save changes at the bottom.
    save changes button
  2. 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


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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