Learn@Illinois Moodle - Using Blocks

This page shows how blocks can be used to help instructors stay organized.


Blocks are items which may be added to the left, right or center column of your course site. They can contain many different kinds of content depending on the type of block you choose.


Add a Block

  1. In the upper right, click on the orange button that says Turn editing on
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  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. In the lower left, click on the drop-down menu under Add a block and choose the type of block you want to add.


Configure a Block

The options available for configuring your block depend on the type of block you're working with. However, all blocks have some basic settings that can be configured.

To configure a block:

    1. Click on the edit icon under the block's name to open a drop-down menu.

    2. Click on Configure...block in the menu.

  1. The original block location lets you know where the block was created.
  2. Choose what types of pages the block can be displayed on using the Display on page types drop-down list.
  3. Choose which region of the page the block will be displayed on by default using the Default region drop-down list.
  4. The Default weight drop-down list assigns a ranking to the block which will determine how high up it will appear on the page when it is added to a course site.
  5. Show or hide the block using the Visible drop-down list.
  6. Choose which region of the page the block will be displayed on using the Region drop-down list.
  7. The Weight drop-down list assigns a ranking to the block which will determine how high up it appears on the page.


Hide a Block

  1. Click on the edit icon under the block's name.

  2. Click on Hide...block next to the eye icon.

  3. To show the block again, click on the edit icon and then Show...block next to the crossed out eye icon.


Delete a Block

  1. Click on the edit icon under the block's name.

  2. Click on Delete...block next to the X icon.

  3. A message will display in the center of the page asking you to confirm your action. Click Yes to confirm it.




Keywords:moodle, add, delete, configure, show, hide   Doc ID:71419
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-06 16:32 CDTUpdated:2017-09-20 16:00 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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