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You may find that teachers prefer the documentation to open in a new window, so they can easily return to their page in Moodle. If so, click the “Open in new window” checkbox.

My Moodle My Moodle is a customizable “dashboard” front page that provides users with links to their courses and activities within them, such as unread forum posts and upcoming assignments. To enable My Moodle, click the “Force users to use My Moodle” checkbox. By default, users can add and delete blocks from their My Moodle page. If you don’t want users to be able to do so, you can edit the authenticated user role and change the “Manage My Moodle” page blocks capability from “allow” to “not set.” If you want certain blocks to appear on every user’s My Moodle page, they can be set as sticky blocks (see the later section “Sticky Blocks”).

Course Managers The course managers setting allows you to control who is listed in the course description. (Course descriptions are displayed in course lists.) By default, users with the role of teacher in a course are listed in the course description for that course. If a course has several teachers, the course description can become rather long. In this case, you can create a role (e.g., head of subject) with no capabilities set and assign it to selected users in addition to their teacher role. If you then select only the head of subject role in the course managers setting, the course descriptions will be shorter.

Sticky Blocks Sticky blocks are blocks that you, as an administrator, can set to always appear on course pages and/or on users’ My Moodle pages. To configure sticky blocks: 1. Click Appearance in the Site Administration block, then “Sticky blocks.” 2. Choose whether to configure My Moodle or course pages. 3. Select the required blocks from the “Add a block” drop-down menu. Configure each block as desired. 4. Reposition blocks using the arrow icons in the block headers.

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The second edtion of the O'Reilly book "Using Moodle" by Jason Cole and Helen Foster. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attri...

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The second edtion of the O'Reilly book "Using Moodle" by Jason Cole and Helen Foster. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attri...

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