How to Add Blocks

How to Add Blocks

Blocks are items which can be added in any page of Moodle. This may includes activities, calendars, feedback and more.

Note: You need an LMS Admin access to perform the following actions. 

I. Adding a Filtered Course List

Step 1: Login to your account






Step 2: Go to Site Administration. Under Site Administration click on Appearance then select Default Dashboard page.


Step 3: The dashboard view will appear. Click Blocks editing on.

Note: Check if the URL for this page ends in eskilled.com.au/my/indexsys.php. This means that the changes applied to this dashboard will be reflected on all the users' dashboard.

Step 4: From the dashboard, locate the Add a block and select Filtered course list.


Step 5: Look for the newly added block. Click the gear icon then select Configure Filtered course list block.

Step 6: Add the Block title. To filter by category, encode this on the Filter configuration: category | collapsed | 0 (top level) | 0 (all descendants) . Click 'Save changes' once done.






Step 7: Review the Filtered course list. Edit if necessary. 


Step 8: Once configuration is finalized, click Reset Dashboard for all users. This will implement the changes made to the dashboard of all the users in the site.



II. Adding and Managing Calendar

A. Adding a Calendar


Step 1: Login to your account

Step 2: Go to Site Administration. Under Site Administration click on Appearance then select Default Dashboard page.



Step 3: The dashboard view will appear. Click Blocks editing on.


Step 4: From the dashboard, locate the Add a block and select Calendar.
Step 5: Locate your new calendar Block


Step 6: Click Reset Dashboard for all users. This will implement the changes made to the dashboard of all the users in the site


B. Adding an Event

Step 1: Click on the desired month in the calendar.


Step 2: On the expanded month view, click New event.


Note: Selecting the desired date on the calendar will also launch the new event dialogue box.

Step 3: Select which type of event to be used.
  1. User - event will only be visible to the user adding the calendar event.
  2. Group - the calendar event will be visible to a selected group. When this option is selected, a drop down option will appear for the user to choose which group can view the event.
  3. Course -only users enrolled in the identified course can view the event.
  4. Site - the calendar event will be available to all the users of the site. Only System Administrators can add Site events


Note: Each calendar type is colour-coded for easier viewing.


Step 4: Complete the necessary information. Then click Save.



Step 5: Check your new event.
 

Note: To edit the calendar date of the event, simply drag the event on the correct date. Clicking the event itself will also launch the event dialogue box for editing.

Step 6: Click Reset Dashboard for all users. This will implement the changes made to the dashboard of all the users in the site


III. Upcoming Events

Step 1: Login to your account

Step 2: Go to Site Administration. Under Site Administration click on Appearance then select Default Dashboard page.



Step 3: The dashboard view will appear. Click Blocks editing on.


Step 4: Locate Add a Block. From the dropdown options, select Upcoming events.

Step 4: Locate the upcoming events block. Click the gear icon to configure settings then select Configure Upcoming events block.



Step 5: Edit the settings according to desired configuration. Click Save Changes.


Step 6: Check your new Upcoming Events Block.



Step 7: Click Reset Dashboard for all users. This will implement the changes made to the dashboard of all the users in the site


IV. Course Overview

Step 1: Login to your account

Step 2: Go to Site Administration. Under Site Administration click on Appearance then select Default Dashboard page.




Step 3: The dashboard view will appear. Click Blocks editing on.



Step 4: Locate Add a Block. From the dropdown options, select Course overview.




Step 5: Locate the upcoming events block. Click the gear icon then select Configure Course Overview block



Step 6: Edit the settings according to desired configuration. Choose content for default region and region. Click Save Changes.




Step 7: Check the Course Overview Block. Choose from the available filters to view the courses.


Step 8: Click Reset Dashboard for all users. This will implement the changes made to the dashboard of all the users in the site


V. Grade Me

Step 1: Login to your account


Step 2: Go to Site Administration. Under Site Administration click on Appearance then select Default Dashboard page.




Step 3: The dashboard view will appear. Click Blocks editing on.


Step 4: Locate Add a Block. From the dropdown options, select Grade Me.



Step 5: Locate the Grade Me block. Click on the gear icon then select Configure Grade Me block



Step 6: Edit configurations based on desired settings. Click Save changes after.



Step 7: Click the highlighted part to collapse or expand the list of courses:


Step 8: Check the Grade Me Block. View the courses and activities available to be graded. 


Note: If there are no items ready to be graded, the Grade Me block will show the message below:


Step 9: Click Reset Dashboard for all users. This will implement the changes made to the dashboard of all the users in the site



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