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Add a block

This guide explains what blocks are and how to add them to your Moodle space.

Blocks are Moodle items that can be added to the dashboard and to the right-hand side column of Moodle spaces. They provide course information and links to external services.

You will commonly encounter the following blocks:

Dashboard blocks

You can find more information about dashboard blocks on the guide Navigate your dashboard.

Moodle module space blocks

  • Echo 360 - links to lecture capture recordings.
  • Talis - links to the library reading lists.
  • HTML blocks - add your own HTML.

Add a block to the dashboard

  1. Click on 'Customise this page' at the top right of the dashboard if not already enabled.
  2. Open the navigation drawer if it is not already open.
  3. Click 'Add a block' in the bottom of the navigation drawer.
  4. Choose the required block from the list.
  5. The block will appear on the right-hand side of your Moodle space.
  6. Leave the block where it is or drag it to another location on the page using the move icon.
  7. Click 'Stop customising this page'.

Add a block to a Moodle space

  1. Turn on editing
  2. Open the navigation drawer if it is not already open.
  3. Click 'Add a block' in the bottom of the navigation drawer.
  4. Choose the required block from the list.
  5. The block will appear on the right-hand side of your Moodle space. It cannot be dragged to the centre.

    More information on blocks is available at Moodle Docs.

    The information on this page relates to Moodle v3.6 and was last updated December 2019.

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