Mentees block

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle is probably available here: Mentees block.

A Mentees block is a 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 the Dashboard.

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 the Dashboard:

  1. Access Site administration > Appearance > Default Dashboard 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
  4. If necessary, click the button 'Reset Dashboard for all users' to apply the blocks to the Dashboard for everyone on the site.

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 uses the Mentees block.

You can see the mentees block in action by logging in as a parent to the School demo site. The mentees block is named 'See your child's activity online'.

See also

Using Moodle forum discussions: