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The navigation block includes a My home link directly above or below the Site home link.
 
The navigation block includes a My home link directly above or below the Site home link.
  
 
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==Default home page==
My Home in Moodle 2.0 video:
 
 
 
<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un_pBYkeXXI</mediaplayer>
 
 
 
==Site administration settings==
 
 
 
===Default home page===
 
  
 
An administrator can set My home as the default home page for all logged-in users by selecting 'My Moodle' as default home page in ''Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Navigation''.
 
An administrator can set My home as the default home page for all logged-in users by selecting 'My Moodle' as default home page in ''Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Navigation''.
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If 'User preference' is selected as default home page, each user needs to navigate to either the 'Home Page' or the 'My home' page then via the ''Settings > My profile settings'' click the "Make this my default home page" link. Note that this option only appears on the page that is not their current default home page.  Once selected, Moodle will remember which page to present them each time they log on.
 
If 'User preference' is selected as default home page, each user needs to navigate to either the 'Home Page' or the 'My home' page then via the ''Settings > My profile settings'' click the "Make this my default home page" link. Note that this option only appears on the page that is not their current default home page.  Once selected, Moodle will remember which page to present them each time they log on.
  
Users with the Site administrator role cannot set My Moodle as their default home page.
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Users with the Site administrator role cannot set My home as their default home page.
  
===Setting the default My Moodle page===
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==Setting the default My home page for new users==
  
An administrator or manager (or other user with the capability [[Capabilities/moodle/my:configsyspages|moodle/my:configsyspages]]) can set which content (course overview, calendar, blocks) appears on the My Moodle page for all users as follows:
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An administrator or manager (or other user with the capability [[Capabilities/moodle/my:configsyspages|moodle/my:configsyspages]]) can set which content (course overview, calendar, blocks) appears on the My home page for new users as follows:
  
# Access ''Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Default My Moodle page''.
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# Access ''Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Default My Moodle page''
# Select the required blocks from the "Add a block" drop-down menu. [[Block settings|Configure]] each block as desired.
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# Select the required blocks from the "Add a block" drop-down menu. [[Block settings|Configure]] each block as desired
# Reposition blocks using the arrow icons in the block headers.
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# Reposition blocks using the arrow icons in the block headers
  
  
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===Managing blocks===
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==Adding a block to the My home page for all users==
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An administrator can add a new block to the My home page for all existing users (not only new users) as follows:
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# Turn editing on for the front page
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# Add the block to the front page
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# Edit where the block appears and set the page contexts to 'Display throughout the entire site'
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# Go to your My home page and again edit where the block appears and set 'Display on page types' to 'My home page'
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==Preventing users from customizing their profile page==
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By default, users can customize their My home page and add blocks. To prevent this
  
By default, users are allowed to add blocks to their My Moodle page. This can be prevented by editing the [[Authenticated user|authenticated user]] role and changing the [[Capabilities/moodle/my:manageblocks|moodle/my:manageblocks]] capability from allow to not set.
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# Go to ''Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles''
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# Edit the authenticated user role and untick the [[Capabilities/moodle/my:manageblocks|moodle/my:manageblocks|Manage My Moodle page blocks capability]]
  
 
==My Moodle capabilities==
 
==My Moodle capabilities==
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* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7309 My Moodle forum]
 
* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7309 My Moodle forum]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un_pBYkeXXI My Home in Moodle 2.0 video]
  
 
Using Moodle forum discussions:
 
Using Moodle forum discussions:

Revision as of 15:53, 11 October 2012

My home

My Moodle or My home is a customisable "dashboard" page for providing users with links to their courses and activities within them, such as unread forum posts and upcoming assignments. (The name 'My Moodle' was used in the admin menu in earlier versions of Moodle.)

The navigation block includes a My home link directly above or below the Site home link.

Default home page

An administrator can set My home as the default home page for all logged-in users by selecting 'My Moodle' as default home page in Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Navigation.

If 'User preference' is selected as default home page, each user needs to navigate to either the 'Home Page' or the 'My home' page then via the Settings > My profile settings click the "Make this my default home page" link. Note that this option only appears on the page that is not their current default home page. Once selected, Moodle will remember which page to present them each time they log on.

Users with the Site administrator role cannot set My home as their default home page.

Setting the default My home page for new users

An administrator or manager (or other user with the capability moodle/my:configsyspages) can set which content (course overview, calendar, blocks) appears on the My home page for new users as follows:

  1. Access Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Default My Moodle page
  2. Select the required blocks from the "Add a block" drop-down menu. Configure each block as desired
  3. Reposition blocks using the arrow icons in the block headers


Accessing My Moodle page
Editing My Moodle page

Adding a block to the My home page for all users

An administrator can add a new block to the My home page for all existing users (not only new users) as follows:

  1. Turn editing on for the front page
  2. Add the block to the front page
  3. Edit where the block appears and set the page contexts to 'Display throughout the entire site'
  4. Go to your My home page and again edit where the block appears and set 'Display on page types' to 'My home page'

Preventing users from customizing their profile page

By default, users can customize their My home page and add blocks. To prevent this

  1. Go to Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles
  2. Edit the authenticated user role and untick the moodle/my:manageblocks|Manage My Moodle page blocks capability

My Moodle capabilities

See also

Using Moodle forum discussions: