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Block settings

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Adding a block to a page

Blocks can be added to a page by turning editing on then using the 'Add a block' drop-down menu.

Please see Blocks for a list of all the blocks in a standard Moodle install. Your site may have added contributed blocks and or your site administrator has disabled specific blocks on your site.

Block configuration

After adding a block, click the edit icon in the block header to configure it.

Example of 2 blocks with editing turned on

Block settings

Certain blocks, such as the HTML block, allow a block title and more to be set.

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Where this block appears

Depending upon the context and users permissions, this area determines where this block will appear.

  • Original block location: provides information about where the block was initially created.
  • Display on page types: allows the user to set the context that the block can appear in. These options will vary depending upon the permissions of the user. For example a site administrator might see a setting that will allow the block to appear on Any page, or any type of course main page, while a teacher may only see the option to place it on every page in the course.
  • Default region: Usually a right column or left column option
  • Default weight: Where in the column do you want it to appear if there are other blocks in that column. -10 will put it at the top, 10 will put it at the bottom. A zero is neutral.

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On this page

  • Visible - Yes or No.
  • Region - Here you can override the column preference on this page.
  • Weight - Here you can override the default setting on this page.

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Block permissions

Role permissions for a block can be changed by clicking the Assign roles icon (a face and mask) in the header of the block then via Settings > Block administration > Permissions.


See Blocks FAQ for details of how to hide front page blocks from non-logged-in users.