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==The My Moodle (or My home) page==
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==My home==
  
The '''My Moodle''' "dashboard" page is available for all users via the Navigation block.  This page displays links to courses the user is associated with and some information about each course such as upcoming assessment activities along with the due date and an indication if they have submitted or not and unread forum posts.
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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.)
  
Users can customise the page blocks to show information relevant for them if they have been provided with the appropriate capability (see below).
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The navigation block includes a My home link directly above or below the Site home link.
  
[[Image:mymoodlestudent.png|thumb|400px|center|Student My Moodle page]]
 
  
==Setting your default home page==
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My Home in Moodle 2.0 video:
When the Admin sets 'Default home page' via the Navigation to "User preference" 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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<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un_pBYkeXXI</mediaplayer>
  
 
==Site administration settings==
 
==Site administration settings==
Administrators can set a default (and optionally force) site-wide layouts for My Moodle in ''Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Default My Moodle page''.
 
  
The My Moodle page can be given more prominence when set as the main "home page" for users.  Administrators can set the default home page for users to either the Site Home page, The My Moodle page or allow users to choose their preference in ''Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Navigation''.
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===Default home page===
  
My Moodle is one of the pages in Moodle that allow blocks to be placed in the middle column by default (this is a theme option).
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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''.
  
[[Image:mymoodle.png|thumb|400px|center|Setting My Moodle as the default page site-wide]]
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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.
  
=== Forcing blocks in My Moodle===
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===Setting the default My Moodle page===
  
An administrator can choose which blocks appear on the My Moodle page for all users as follows:
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An administrator can set which content (course overview, calendar, blocks) appears on the My Moodle page for all users as follows:
  
 
# Access ''Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Default My Moodle page''.
 
# Access ''Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Default My Moodle page''.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
  
* [[Development:My Moodle Dev Plans]]
 
 
* 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]
  
 
Using Moodle forum discussions:
 
Using Moodle forum discussions:
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=77057 Extending "My Moodle"]
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=135191 My Moodle Development Discussions - Purposes]
 
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=168292 Latest news on My Moodle]
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=168292 Latest news on My Moodle]
  

Revision as of 15:49, 28 October 2011

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.


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.

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.

Setting the default My Moodle page

An administrator can set which content (course overview, calendar, blocks) appears on the My Moodle page for all 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

Managing blocks

By default, users are allowed to add blocks to their My Moodle page. This can be prevented by editing the authenticated user role and changing the moodle/my:manageblocks capability from allow to not set.

See also

Using Moodle forum discussions: