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{{Site appearance}}
 
{{Site appearance}}
==My home==
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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.
  
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.)
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The default My home page has the [[Course overview block]] in the central column.
  
 
The navigation block includes a My home link directly above or below the Site home link. Once a regular user is logged in, the My courses link will also take them to their My home page.
 
The navigation block includes a My home link directly above or below the Site home link. Once a regular user is logged in, the My courses link will also take them to their My home page.
 
==Customising the course order==
 
{{New features}}
 
When a user clicks the "customise this page" button, they can then rearrange their courses by dragging them into different places. They can also choose how many courses they wish to display:
 
{|
 
|[[File:myhome1.png|thumb|Deciding how many courses to display]]
 
|[[File:myhome2.png|thumb|Moving a course]]
 
|[[File:myhome3.png|thumb|Courses have been reordered]]
 
|}
 
  
 
==Default home page==
 
==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''.
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An administrator can set My home as the default home page for all logged-in users by selecting 'My home' 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.
 
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.
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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:
 
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 home page''
 
# Select the required blocks from the "Add a block" drop-down menu. [[Block settings|Configure]] each block as desired
 
# 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
 
# Reposition blocks using the arrow icons in the block headers
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{| class="nicetable"
 
{| class="nicetable"
 
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|-
|[[Image:myMoodle02.png|thumb|250px|center|Accessing My Moodle page]]
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|[[Image:myMoodle02.png|thumb|250px|center|Accessing My home page]]
|[[Image:myMoodle03.png|thumb|250px|center|Editing My Moodle page]]
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|[[Image:myMoodle03.png|thumb|250px|center|Editing My home page]]
 
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|}
  
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# Go to ''Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles''
 
# Go to ''Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles''
# Edit the authenticated user role and untick the [[Capabilities/moodle/my:manageblocks|Manage My Moodle page blocks capability]]
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# Edit the authenticated user role and untick the [[Capabilities/moodle/my:manageblocks|Manage My home page blocks capability]]
  
 
==My Moodle capabilities==
 
==My Moodle capabilities==
  
* [[Capabilities/moodle/my:manageblocks|Manage My Moodle page blocks]] (see above)
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/my:manageblocks|Manage My home page blocks]] (see above)
* [[Capabilities/moodle/my:configsyspages|Configure system templates for My Moodle pages]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/my:configsyspages|Configure system templates for My home pages]]
  
{{New features}}In addition, all blocks which may be added to a My Moodle page have a ''myaddinstance'' capability (e.g. [[Capabilities/block/comments:myaddinstance|block/comments:myaddinstance]]) for controlling whether a user with a particular role can add the block.
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{{New features}}In addition, all blocks which may be added to a My home page have a ''myaddinstance'' capability (e.g. [[Capabilities/block/comments:myaddinstance|block/comments:myaddinstance]]) for controlling whether a user with a particular role can add the block.
  
 
==Preventing users from adding a block to their My home page==
 
==Preventing users from adding a block to their My home page==
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# Go to ''Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles''
 
# Go to ''Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles''
# Edit the authenticated user role and untick the [[Capabilities/block/online users:myaddinstance|Add a new online users block to the My Moodle page capability]]
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# Edit the authenticated user role and untick the [[Capabilities/block/online users:myaddinstance|Add a new online users block to the My home page capability]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7309 My Moodle forum]
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* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7309 My home forum]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un_pBYkeXXI My Home in Moodle 2.0 video]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un_pBYkeXXI My Home in Moodle 2.0 video]
  

Revision as of 13:30, 13 December 2012

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 default My home page has the Course overview block in the central column.

The navigation block includes a My home link directly above or below the Site home link. Once a regular user is logged in, the My courses link will also take them to their My home page.

Default home page

An administrator can set My home as the default home page for all logged-in users by selecting 'My home' 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 home 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 home page
Editing My home 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 My home page

By default, users can customize their My home page and add blocks. An admin can prevent this as follows:

  1. Go to Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles
  2. Edit the authenticated user role and untick the Manage My home page blocks capability

My Moodle capabilities

New feature
in Moodle 2.6!
In addition, all blocks which may be added to a My home page have a myaddinstance capability (e.g. block/comments:myaddinstance) for controlling whether a user with a particular role can add the block.

Preventing users from adding a block to their My home page

By default, users can add many blocks to their My home page. An admin can prevent them from adding a particular block, such as the Online users block, as follows:

  1. Go to Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles
  2. Edit the authenticated user role and untick the Add a new online users block to the My home page capability

See also

Using Moodle forum discussions: