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 left hand menu or navigation drawer containing links to your Moodle courses, a central information area with a course overview, and a right hand column where certain 'blocks' can be added.
The left hand side menu (or navigation drawer) can be hidden or opened using the ☰ button 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 gives a list of your courses. This menu also appears on course spaces and can therefore be used to navigate between them.
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) and gives you access, via 'Additional courses', which are courses not associated with an academic year, this might include general Health and Safety courses that you have enrolled on for example. 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.
If you cannot find a particular course on your dashboard, it likely means that you are not enrolled on it, and so should contact, the course leader who can manually enrol you, the "academic technologist" in your department (see contacts here) or e-mail moodle at warwick dot ac dot uk.
3. Recently accessed courses
This block is new to Moodle 3.6. It is displayed by default on the dashboard, and shows the courses which you have most recently accessed. You can scroll the content horizontally using the scroll bar.
4. Management tools
You can use the Search tool to find a space by module code or (part of) name (1). It will return a list of matching items, with your search term highlighted (2). If these appear in more than 1 academic year, these will be separated into Academic year categories (e.g. 18/19, 19/20 etc).
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 at any time from this menu wherever you are within Moodle.
The bell icon opens the 'Notifications' screen and will display a badge / number if you have any unread notifications.
The Dashboard can be customised i.e. you can add 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.
5. Blocks area
Any blocks added using the customisation option will appear in this area. There are a number of blocks available for this area on the dashboard. To add blocks, you should click on the 'add a block' link which appears below the left hand menu when 'Customise this page' is selected. 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
- Check participants
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Switch to another role
- Create groups
- Create groupings
- Using activities with groups and groupings
- Activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Create and grade a submission using a rubric
- Use a marking workflow for assignments
- Allocate markers to specific submissions
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges