Course Setup Side Blocks
If this is the first time you are entering a new course created for you by an administrator, it will
be mostly blank (see Fig. 4). Course templates have block areas on the left and right sides,
with course content activities being added in the middle of the screen. Side blocks can be
added, removed and moved around on the course homepage to fit your needs.
To reveal Moodle s features for
adding content and arranging side
blocks in your course, click the
Turn editing on button located in
the top right corner of the screen
This action will reveal features for
adding activities and resources in
the content area of the course, and
allow you to work with side blocks.
The following is a description of
Moodle side blocks included during
installation, and their functions.
This block has three selections, including:
Participants (shows list view of everyone enrolled in course)
Groups (see Learner Management section in manual)
Edit profile (allows a user to add personal information to their profile Fig. 6)
Encourage learners to add a
picture and details to their
profile by clicking the Edit
Whenever you add a different activity or resource to your course, an icon will appear in this
block representing the specific Moodle module (e.g. Forum, Journal, Assignment etc.).
These icons will link to a list of all instances of that modules activity that appear throughout
the course. For students this provides a quick way to access a specific learning activity,
teacher feedback or grade. For teachers they can access Learner Management features
covered in that section of the manual.
This block allows a user to post significant events, relative to their account permissions:
Site (event viewable in all courses created by admin users)
Course (event viewable only to course members created by teachers)
Groups (event viewable only by members of a group created by teachers)
User (personal event a student user can create viewable only by the user)