Moodle is comprised of various sections and blocks. When editing is on, instructors have the ability to add additional blocks to their courses.
Adding Blocks to your course can provide easy access to certain processes, notifications, or information. Blocks add content to the sides of the course page, rather than the middle content area, keeping the course content area clear of extra clutter.
Moodle has various blocks for quick reference like (Calendar, Upcoming Events, etc.) There are also module-specific blocks for things like Forum and Blog posts, Glossary entries, and Attendance.
Creative Block course implementation includes the addition of the HTML block, where you can add Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, or Blog feeds, images or links to relevant course content or materials for reference, or fun and engaging elements for student interaction.
To add any new Block to your course page:
- Click the Settings (wheel) Icon and Click Turn Editing On
- Scroll down in the main course page to the Add a Block section (on the left-hand side of the course)
- Click Add a Block and Choose desired Block from list.
- Click Settings (wheel) icon on the Block you just added and Select Configure x Block to change necessary settings.