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===Other blocks===
===Other blocks===
*[[Sticky blocks]] A block that is forced to appear on every page as part of a site setting
*[[Activities block|Activities]] A block used by teachers to add activities
*[[Activities block|Activities]] A block used by teachers to add activities
*[[Course administration block]] contains course settings.
*[[Course administration block|Administration]] Course Administration
*[[Courses block|Courses]] Lists student's courses
*[[Courses block|Courses]] Lists student's courses
*[[Course/Site Description block|Course/Site Description]] Teacher's description of course
*[[Course/Site Description block|Course/Site Description]] Teacher's description of course

Revision as of 12:14, 2 March 2009

Default block positions for a new course page

A teacher can utilize many kinds of blocks in a course page. Typically a course home page contains blocks in the left and right columns.

Block types

There are many different types of blocks in a course that can be used by a teacher. The teacher can add blocks from a pull down menu. Other blocks provide information or settings that a teacher may use. Some activities allow blocks to be inserted by the teacher.

Pull down

Each course has an add block pull down menu.

Blogs - Tags and Menu (from 1.6 onwards)
Global Search block
Loan Calculator (from 1.6 onwards)
Mentees block (from 1.8 onwards)
Online Users
Quiz Results
Random Glossary Entry
Remote RSS Feeds
Section Links
Block add dropdown list teacher 1 8.JPG

Other blocks

Course page block arrangement

The People block with editing turned on

Teachers, and other users with the capability to manage course activities, can change the arrangement of blocks on the course page (apart from Sticky blocks) when editing is turned on.

New blocks can be added using the Add blocks dropdown menu. Existing blocks (apart from Sticky blocks) can be hidden, deleted or moved using the icons in the block header.

Adding blocks to activities

Certain activity modules, such as the Lesson module and the Quiz module, support blocks on their pages. The site administrator must turn this function on so that the teachers will be able to add side blocks on those pages, otherwise the interface does not show this feature to the teacher.

By default, this feature is disabled in the Site administration block. An administrator can enable it by checking the showblocksonmodpages box in Administration > Appearance > Themes > Theme settings. When enabled, users who can manage course activities will be able to add blocks to pages.

See also