How to Customize Your Moodle Dashboard to Display Current Courses

1.) At the top of your Moodle dashboard, click the 'Customize this page' button

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2.) On the left-hand side of the Moodle page, scroll down until you see the 'Add a block' option

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  • Please note: If you do not see the 'Add a block' option, it may be because your navigation pane is collapsed. Click on the hamburger icon to open the navigation pane.

3.) When you click the 'Add a block' button, you will be shown a list of blocks you can add to your Moodle dashboard; select the 'Filtered course list' option

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4.) The 'Filtered course list' block will now display on the right-hand side of your Moodle page; click the gear icon on the block and select 'Configure Filtered course list block'

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5.) In the 'Block settings' section, change the Block title to: Current Courses

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6.) In the 'Filter configuration' section, add the following information: shortname | exp | Current courses | 1903

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7.) In the 'Where this block appears' section, change the Default region to 'Content' and in the 'On the page' section, change the Region to 'Content'

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  • Click the 'Save changes'

8.) The 'Current Courses' block should now appear under the 'Course Overview' block; select the move crosshairs to move the block where you'd like it to appear on your Moodle Dashboard

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  • We recommend moving the block above the 'Course overview' block so your current courses for Spring 2019 appear at the top of Moodle when you login

9.) Click the 'Stop customizing this page' to save your changes

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Details

Article ID: 78394
Created
Wed 5/15/19 2:30 PM
Modified
Mon 7/15/19 4:40 PM
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