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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Blocks.

List of blocks

This page should probably also list the available blocks with a short description and a link to more details for each block type. --Gustav Delius 18:53, 14 February 2006 (WST)

Thanks Gustav, I've started by adding a list of blocks. We just need descriptions now. --Helen Foster 23:35, 14 February 2006 (WST)

Lesson blocks

I suspect that different activities will allow blocks to be added to them. Blocks can be added to Lesson in 1.9. While features are the same, we probably will probably want to add sections for how blocks work in a specific activity. For example, one for course, one for lesson. --chris collman 11:07, 27 May 2007 (CDT)

Hi Chris, just copying some of the contents of Blocks (activity) here before deleting the page:

Blocks (activity)

Teachers can add blocks to many activity modules in 1.8 onward, if this feature is turned on as a site theme setting.

A teacher can add blocks to lesson by selcting the "Preview" tab and turn block editing on by clicking on the "Blocks editing on" button in the upper right hand corner.

Example of buttons
  • The only quirk is if you answer a question and are on the feedback screen and then push the "Blocks editing on/off" button, you go back to the question that you just answered.
Example of pulldown menu in lesson

Page name change from Blocks (activity)

The term block is used many places in Moodle. Blocks can be added on the homepage of the site, the users homepage (My Moodle), a course homepage and now in an activity module. I am not sure which modules make use of this function. I know Lesson does in 1.9 (thank you Mark) but I found the switch in my 1.8 localhost and I am in the process of find out which ones.

This page should be in the Block catagory, and worked into the teacher documentation page. Plus probably referenced in various activity modules pages. --chris collman 12:47, 1 June 2007 (CDT)

Hi Chris, thanks as always for your documentation contributions :-) Just wondering whether the contents of Blocks (activity) could be moved to Blocks (teacher), as the use of the word "activity" in the page title is rather confusing. --Helen Foster 10:58, 4 June 2007 (CDT)
Hi Helen, how did I miss responding to your comment, must have been in non-Moodle phase this summer. Thanks for changing it, excellent idea. --chris collman 07:13, 27 September 2007 (CDT)
You'll notice the page "Blocks (teacher)" is now called simply Blocks. Brackets don't work well in page titles/URLs, plus the page applies to admins as well as teachers. --Helen Foster 03:00, 19 February 2008 (CST)

Blocks (administration)

In addition to blocks (teacher) it should be added a page 'blocks (administration)' including information about website administration block network servers block mentees block admin bookmarks block. Ralf Hilgenstock 22:20, 16 October 2007