Learn@Illinois Moodle - Using Blocks

Learn how blocks can be used to help instructors stay organized. Blocks are the boxes which typically appear to the left of your course content pages. They can contain many different kinds of content depending on the type of block you choose.

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We will use the Calendar block as an example in the instructions below.

Adding a Block

  1. In the upper right, click on the orange button that says Turn editing on
    Turn editing on
  2. On the menu on the left, click Add a block.
    Add a block

Configuring 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. 
  1.  Under the block's name, click on the Actions menu gear.
    Calendar block
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Configure______block. (In this case, "Configure Calendar block").
    Configure calendar block
  3. It is generally recommended to make the default settings the same.
    • Use the "Default region"/"Region setting to make your block display on either the left or right.
    • The "Default weight"/"Weight" setting allows you to assign a ranking to the block which will determine how high up it will appear on the page. -10 puts the block at the very top and 10 puts the block at the very bottom.
      Configuring the block options

Hiding a Block

  1. Under the block's name, click on the Actions menu gear.
    Calendar block
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Hide_______block.  (In this case, "Hide Calendar block").
    Hide calendar block
  3. To show the block again, click on the gear icon and select Show_____block. (In this case, "Show Calendar block").
    Show calendar block

Deleting a Block

  1. Under the block's name, click on the Actions menu gear.
    Calendar block
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Delete_____block. (In this case, "Delete Calendar block").
    Delete calendar block
  3. A message will display in the center of the page asking you to confirm your action. Click Yes.
    Confirm delete

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Keywords:add, adding, delete, deleting, configure, configuring, hide, hiding, block   Doc ID:71419
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-06 16:32 CDTUpdated:2019-08-07 10:39 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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