Mentees block

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Mentees block.

A Mentees block is a frontpage block that provides mentors with quick access to their mentee(s) profile page(s). A mentor might be a parent for example who has access to their child's information through the link in the block:

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The mentees block may be added to the site front page or to My Moodle / My home.

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 Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Default My Moodle page
  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

Using Moodle forum discussions: