Guides of e-learning tools


Blocks are displayed in the right and left columns of the page. Blocks can be added, hidden and deleted.

To add a block:

  • on the course front page go to editing mode
  • scroll down and in the the last block on the left click Add a block
  • select a block in the drop-down menu

In the menu only you will see only blocks that are not in use in the course yet or if more than one can be added to the course.

The most important blocks are:

  • Course completion – gives a graphic overview of the materials and activities that learners have used in the course.

  1. Check in the course settings (Administration – Edit settings) whether completion tracking is enabled (Completion tracking – yes).
  2. In the resources and activity settings page, select the completion requirements for the activity (Activity completion – Completion tracking). You can determine whether an activity is completed automatically (for example, if a resource is opened) or students can manually mark the activity as completed. Depending on the activity, you can set more detailed completion criteria. Ensure that you do not set conflicting conditions. For example, if a forum post is to be graded, you should not require viewing or discussions or responses. It is not reasonable to require a completion date because the dates need to be changed for each individual event of teaching the course. When each resource or activity is set up, a checkbox appears next to the resource or activity in the front page of the course. The checkbox is marked, depending on the setting, by the learner or automatically.
  3. Add the Completion Progress block (Add a block …). Click the cogwheel icon to open the settings page. By default, all the set activities are added to the block in the order they occur in the course. You can change the title of the block and choose only specific resources/activities to the block.
  • Upcoming events – list of activities determined to open or close, events added to calendar.
  • HTML – enables to add text and images (e.g. information on teacher, etc.).
  • People – names of people related to the course (teachers, learners).
  • Calendar – the opening and closing times of tests, for example, appear there automatically. It is also possible to add events for the whole course or a group.
  • Course topics/weeks – Links to topics or weeks in course content.
  • Courses – list of courses you have access to as a teacher or a learner.
  • Panopto – for recording video lectures and creating a folder for the course in the Panopto server, and for management of videos.
  • Logged in users – users who are currently logged in to Moodle.
  • Activities – links to study materials, forums, tests and other resources used during the course.

In the editing mode there are buttons in the top right corner of the block: arrows button for moving the block in the front page of the course, and cogwheel for editing settings and content and for hiding or deleting the block.