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Blocks guide

Find out how you can use Blocks to provide additional functionality and content to your module.

About blocks

Moodle Blocks can provide additional functionality and content to your module. Some blocks are added by default to all modules and other Blocks can only be used when an activity of that type is enabled on the module e.g. Attendance block or Course completion block.

Blocks display in the Block drawer on the right hand side of a module page in Moodle 4. The ability to open the Block drawer is available to students even when they access Moodle on a mobile browser. Staff and students can choose to close the Block drawer when it is not required.

In Moodle 4, staff and students can add Blocks to their Dashboard page.

View blocks

To view blocks on your module:

  1. Select the button on the right of the page to open the Block drawer.
  2. This reveals the blocks available.
  3. Select the Close block drawer icon at the top right of the panel to close the Block drawer.

Module page with Block drawer highlighted on red hand side of the page

Add and move blocks

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open the Block drawer.
  3. Select Add a block
  4. An overlay window opens displaying available blocks. Select the block you want to add. The overlay window will close.
  5. The block will be added to the bottom of the Block drawer.
  6. Select the cog icon on the top right of the block and then select Configure to set up the block. Save changes. This will exit the block settings.
  7. You can move a block within the Block drawer. Select the move icon (four way arrows) and drag and drop the block into a new location.
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