Mentees block

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A Mentees block is a frontpage block that provides mentors with quick access to their mentee(s) profile page(s).

The Mentees block, works from Moodle 1.8 onwards and may be added to the site front page or to My Moodle.

Adding the Mentees block

To the site front page:

  1. On the site front page click "Turn editing on"
  2. Choose Mentees from the Add a block drop-down menu
  3. If required, give the Mentees block a title by following the block configuration/edit link

To My Moodle:

  1. Access My Moodle configuration via Administration > Appearance > Sticky blocks
  2. Choose Mentees from the Add a block drop-down menu
  3. If required, give the Mentees block a title by following the block configuration/edit link

Block visibility

The mentees block does not become visible until individual “mentors” have been assigned a role that enables them to mentor other users who become their "mentees" (e.g., a parent mentoring a child, or a tutor mentoring a student). To assign a mentor to a mentee, the mentor must first be assigned a role that allows that mentor permission to view relevant user information (moodle/user:viewdetails set to allow). After having been assigned a role that grants viewing permission, the mentor’s role must then be assigned to the mentee/user whose information they wish to view.

Mentor users logging on to the site will then be presented with a mentees block containing names and links to information about the individual users the mentor has been granted authorization to view.

Example usage

The Parent role is an example of a role which utilizes the Mentees block.

See also