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{{Blocks}}
 
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Managing blocks is a 2 step process.  First a block must be added.  Second the block can be configured through the edit icon on the block heading, or by one of the other icons. The edit icon links to a configuration menu which may allow the user to force the block to appear on other pages and even determine its position there.
 
 
[[Image:blocks03.png |thumb|right|Example of 2 blocks with editing turned on]]
 
 
==Adding a block to a page==
 
==Adding a block to a page==
  
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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.
 
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 heading menu==
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==Block configuration==
The block header icons will allow the user to [[Dock|docked]], hide, delete, or move the block up and down in the column order or assign roles for the block. Student maybe allowed to dock blocks, but will not have the other editing icons.  Block position can also be set in the block configuration menu.
 
  
==Configuring a block==
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After adding a block, click the edit icon in the block header to configure it.
After a block has been added, you will need to give it content and determine where it will appear.
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[[Image:blocks03.png |thumb|right|Example of 2 blocks with editing turned on]]
  
 
===Block settings===
 
===Block settings===
Some blocks allow the user to add content.  The configuration page will have a content area when this is an option. The HTML block has a content area in "Block settings" , the Comment block does not show a "Block settings" area.
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[[File:Block configuration block setting area.png|thumb|center|Example of settings area when available]]
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Certain blocks, such as the HTML block, allow a block title and more to be set.
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[[File:Block configuration block setting area.png]]
  
 
===Where this block appears===
 
===Where this block appears===
Depending upon the context and users permissions, this area determines where initially this block will appear.
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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.
 
*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.   
 
*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.   

Revision as of 09:48, 17 October 2011

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.

Block configuration block setting area.png

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.

Block configuration where appears.png

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.

Block configuration on this page.png