This block displays upcoming Calendar events in an abbreviated list, with links to the actual
event so all details can be viewed. If this event is an Assignment, Forum, Quiz or Chat
closing date the participant can link directly to this activity.
Allows participants to do a Google like search of all Forums, for the occurrence of their
These features are discussed in the Learner Management section of the manual.
This block will display a list of all courses (only) that a participant is enrolled in, allowing
one click access to another course home page.
The News forum (default) within your course provides a why in which you can post course
news you want participants to receive. Any posting made in this forum will display as a listed
item in the Latest News block.
This block displays two types of information for a participant; an abbreviated list of what they
have done since their last login (displayed within the block), and a more detailed Full report
of recent activity . This latter features provides the participant with a Normal view displaying
a list of recent activity by module, or an Advanced view where report criteria can be set.
Recent Activity is a great way to quickly spot check course participation of a
specific learner, using the Advanced search feature.
Displays name and image of everyone logged in to the course within the past 5 minutes.
Customizing Block Placement
Blocks can be added, removed and moved around on the course
home page to meet the needs of your classroom. When you click
Turn editing on the Block block appears (Fig. 11), allowing you to
easily perform these actions on any of the blocks we have discussed in
this section of the manual.
When editing is turned on, symbols for manipulating a block appear in the header (Fig. 12),
Eye Hides or shows the block to students
X Removes block and adds it back to Block drop down list
Moves block up or down in position
Moves block to left or right side of screen
Moodle open source developers are regularly adding new side blocks!
Check the Blocks forum in the Using Moodle course at http://moodle.org
for recent additions.