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Blocks guide

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

Configure block layout

You can specify the pages where this block appears and its arrangement in the overall layout.

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open the Block drawer on the right of the page.Cog icon selected and menu opened. Configure block highlighted
  3. Locate the Block you want to move.
  4. Select the cog icon on top of the block you want to adjust the layout settings for and select Configure

The options for layout of all Blocks are:

  • Original block location: Block displays on page where the block was created.
  • Display of page types: This lets you specify the pages where the block appears. The drop-down menu gives you options to display the block on any page, any course page or any type of course main page. These options will help you set up a general layout for all your modules with most commonly used blocks like calendars. They will also help you differentiate and limit the course-specific blocks only on the corresponding course pages.
  • Default region: Do not change. All blocks should default to the right of the screen.
  • Default weight. Lets you give priority to different blocks over other blocks, and make them appear on top by default. You can specify the Default Weight from -10(first) to 10(last).

Current page-specific options for arrangement can also be changed. This includes Visibility, region and weight

Move block

When you add a block it defaults to the bottom of the block drawer.

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open the Block drawer on the right of the page.
  3. Scroll to the location of the block.
  4. Using your mouse, select and hold on the move icon Arrow iconabove the block. 
  5. Drag the block to its new position by holding down the left mouse button.
  6. Drop the block into its new position, by releasing the mouse.
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