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Blocks are items which may be added to the right of your Moodle page. Blocks can be very helpful in adding functionality to your Moodle ISU pages.  This guide will help you to:

Add a Block to Your Course

You can select a wide variety of blocks adding a significant amount of functionality.

  1. Access the course where you wish to add the block.
  2. Turn editing on. For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview
  3. On the left hand side of the screen, open the Navigation Drawer.
  4. Click the Add a Block button, Select the desired block from the Add a block menu that pops up.

Note: Blocks are added to the bottom left.

Move a Block in Your Course

Blocks can be moved around your course page. This will allow you to set the block in the area where it will be of most use and visibility.

  1. Turn editing on. For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview
  2. Locate the block you would like to move.
  3. Click and hold the perpendicular arrows.

  1. Drag the block to the space you would like it to occupy.
  2. Release the cursor.

Understand the Common Blocks

Navigation - This block will help you to move from one course to the next, as well as allowing you to view your profile and site pages (blogs, notes, tags, calendar).  This block also contains links for  participants and reports.

Administration - This block will allow you to edit your course pages through the use of the Turn editing on option. The Administration block also allows you to assign users, create groups, access grades, backup and restore, import, and access the question banks.

People - The People block will allow you to view the participants in your class.

Messages -  The Messages block will allow you to view messages that are waiting for you as well as sending messages and reviewing the message history.

Latest News - The Latest News block will allow you to add new topics for the course and view older topics that have been posted.

Upcoming Events - This block lets you add an event to the calendar or view events that are already scheduled for the class.

Calendar - The Calendar block displays a calendar of upcoming events and lets you create new events for the course.

Private Files - The Private Files block will assist you to edit and organize your private files.

Recent Activity - The Recent Activity block will show you the recent activity in the course. This includes forum posts, quiz submissions, and content changes.

For more information, see Blocks

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

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