The Moodle Dashboard is a customisable homepage that provides you, most importantly, with links to the courses that you are enrolled on. It is structured with a navigation drawer (1) on the left containing links to your Moodle courses, a central information area with a course overview (2), and a right-hand column (5) where certain 'blocks' can be added.
The left hand side menu (or navigation drawer) can be hidden or opened using the ☰ button (burger icon) at the top left.
At dashboard level this menu links to a calendar, outlining deadline dates for activities in courses that you are enrolled on, and also gives a list of your courses you are enrolled on, which can also be used to navigate between courses when you are at the course level.
2. Modules and other courses
In the centre is the default 'Modules and other courses' overview which lists your module spaces, in a tabbed view, by academic year (allowing you to go back and look at previous academic year modules). The last tab, 'Additional courses', gives you access to courses that are not associated with an academic year, such as general Health and Safety courses that you have enrolled on. This area also shows 'starred' courses i.e. courses where you have manually selected the star icon that appears on the right hand side of the course title to display this course on the top of the dashboard for quick access.
If you cannot find a particular course on your dashboard, it likely means that the course is hidden from participants or that you are not enrolled on it. Please contact the course leader, the academic technologist(s) in your department (see contacts here) or e-mail moodle at warwick dot ac dot uk.
3. Recently accessed courses
This block sits in the centre of the dashboard underneath 'Modules and other courses' and is new to Moodle 3.6. It is displayed by default and shows the courses which you have most recently accessed. You can scroll the content horizontally using the scroll bar.
4. Management tools
In the top right corner, you can use the Search tool to find a space by module code or (part of) name. It will return a list of matching items, with your search term highlighted. Please note that items with identical names can exist for different academic years and the displayed list is not necessarily listing the items for the most recent academic year at the top.
Click your name in the top right corner to open the user menu where you can update your profile, check your grades, send and receive messages, set your preferences and log out from Moodle. You can also access the dashboard from this menu wherever you are within Moodle.
The bell icon next to the Search bar in the top right corner is a button that opens the 'Notifications' screen. If you have any unread notifications, a red badge / number will be displayed next to the bell icon.
The Dashboard can be customised i.e. you can add, move and remove some 'blocks', such as Latest Badges. You can also reset the Dashboard to its default layout if you decide that you do not want the additional items.
- Click on 'Customise this page' in the top right corner of the Dashboard.
- Make the desired changes:
- The four-headed arrow allows you to move blocks.
- Click on the burger icon (burger menu) to open the Navigation Drawer if not already open. Click on 'Add block' in the bottom of the Navigation Drawer and select the desired block type to add a new block.
- Click on the gear icon (cog icon) in the top right corner of an individual block to make changes to or to delete an existing block.
- Click on 'Stop customising this page' to save the changes to the Dashboard.
5. Blocks area
The right hand side on both the dashboard and course level can host different blocks (features). These blocks can be added, moved or deleted: for Moodle spaces follow this guide and for the dashboard see the steps under 'Customisation' above. Useful and/or frequently used blocks include 'Latest announcements', 'Latest badges', and 'Tags'.
Moodle 3.6 Dashboard
- Introduction to managing course participants
- Make your course visible to students
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Enrol participants using Warwick auto-enrolment
- Manually enrol participants onto a Moodle space
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Groups and groupings
- Enable activity completion
- Mark activity completion manually
- Track activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges
- Reports, logs and completion data in Moodle
- Create an assignment
- Create an assignment for group submission
- Set up Turnitin within an assignment
- Create and grade a submission using a rubric
- Use a marking workflow for assignments
- Blind marking
- Allocate markers to specific submissions
- Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Introduction to eStream
- Access your eStream content
- Uploading videos to eStream
- Edit videos in eStream
- Edit video thumbnail
- Uploading a closed captions (subtitles) file to eStream
- Add eStream videos to Mahara
- Sharing eStream videos to Moodle
- Sharing an eStream video with a link
- Setup a video assignment in Moodle