Dashboard Moodle ISU


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.

The Dashboard initially appears with a Course overview section in the center, and blocks on either side. Blocks include the navigation block, the calendar block, the private files block and others.  

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

Listed below each course in the Course overview block, you will see alerts for things such as  assignments that need attention, upcoming activities, and unread forum posts. Click on an alert to expand it.

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Note: In the Dashboard, the courses in the Navigation block are expanded by default, whereas they are collapsed by default elsewhere in Moodle.

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.

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.

  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 in the bottom left corner. There will also be editing features within the existing blocks.

Adding a Block

On the left hand side is a block 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:

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.

  1. Using the Navigation block, Go to the page that you want to set as your homepage - Dashboard or Site home.

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Note: If the Site home is already the default page, it will be called Home.

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  1. Once you have clicked on the page that you want as your default home page, Find the Administration block.
  2. Click Make this my default home page.

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

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For more information, see Dashboard

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

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