Dashboard Moodle ISU


Introduction

The Moodle ISU Dashboard is a customizable page for providing users with links to their courses and activities within those courses, such as unread forum posts and upcoming assignments.

This guide will help you to:

Use Your Dashboard

When you login into Moodle ISU, you will be directed to your Dashboard.

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The Dashboard initially appears with a Course overview section in the center, and blocks on the right side. Blocks include the Private Files block, Online Users, the Calendar block, and others.  

Note: Users can customize their Dashboard.  Instructions for customizing your page are listed later in this guide.

In the Course Overview block, courses are now organized as in progress, future, and past.

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The navigation block has been replaced by the navigation drawer which can be expanded or collapsed when clicking the navigation menu button at the top.

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Note: You can quickly access the Dashboard from other pages by Clicking the User menu - which is the icon or picture next to your name - in the top right of the screen.

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Customize Your Dashboard

Blocks on your Dashboard  can be added, removed and rearranged to suit your needs. Courses displayed in the Course overview block can be reordered.

  1. Log in to Moodle ISU . For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview
  1. By default, you should be on the dashboard page after logging in.

Note: If not already on the Dashboard page, Click Dashboard in the Navigation block.

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  1. In the top right corner of your Dashboard page, Click Customize this page.

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Note: Your Dashboard will now have an Add a block link in the Navigation Drawer. There will also be editing features within the existing blocks.

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Adding a Block

On the left hand side is a link titled Add a block. From the dropdown menu, you can select the type of block you wish to add.

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Editing Features

Editing features within the blocks include:

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Editing features within the Course overview block include:

To save your changes:

When you are finished adding and moving blocks/items:

  1. In the top right corner of the Dashboard page, Click Stop customizing this page.

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Reset Your Dashboard Page

If needed, you can reset the Dashboard to the default version if you have already customized the page.

  1. In the top right corner of your Dashboard page, Click Customize this page.

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  1. Click Reset page to default.

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Change Your Default Home Page

You can change the homepage you will see upon logging into Moodle ISU to be either Dashboard or Site home.

Make Site Home the Default Page

By default the Dashboard is the main page where you will be brought after you have logged into Moodle. However you can change the default page to Site Home by doing the following:

  1. Using the Navigation drawer, Go to Site Home.
  2. Locate the Administration block on the right side of the homepage and Click Make this my default home page.

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Make Dashboard the Default Page

If you have changed your default page to Home/Site Home and would like to revert back to the Dashboard as the default page do the following:  

  1. Using the Navigation drawer, Go to Dashboard.
  2. Locate the Administration block on the right side of the homepage and Click Make this my default home page.

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Note: You will only see this option on the page that is not currently set as your default page.

For more information, see Dashboard

For additional information, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu


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