The Moodle Dashboard has been updated in Moodle 3.7.
All blocks on the dashboard can be positioned in either the center or on the left of the page.
Staff and students can use the course overview block in the center of their Moodle dashboard to access their courses, check their progress and view upcoming deadlines.
The block has been updated to allow staff and students to view their courses in a very customisable manner. Instructors can also add a course image in the course settings. If no image is added, a coloured pattern displays as the image on the dashboard. Please see below for more information.
Course Overview Block
- All (except hidden)
- In Progress
The courses can be displayed in the following forms:
The courses can be sorted by name or last accessed date (in descending order), and 12, 24, or 48 courses can be displayed per page.
All Moodle courses have a start and end date, in the control of the instructor. If not updated, the start date is the day the course was created by the school TELT Administrator, and the end date is left blank.
It is very important that the start/end dates are kept up to date, as they control whether the course exists in the In Progress, Future or Past tabs. If the end date was left blank or set in the future, it will be in the In Progress tab.
A course end date of 23 November 2017 has been set for teaching courses in teaching periods up to Semester 2, 2017 so that the courses are correctly displayed in the Past tab after the Moodle upgrade.
For teaching courses starting from Summer Semester, 2018, every course will have an end date of 8 months from its start date automatically added when the course is created in Moodle.
From Summer Semester 2018, every course will have an end date of 8 months from the date it was created in Moodle. Each faculty/school will manage the end date according to their business requirements.
Supported and unsupported activities
|Activity/Resource||Can display on Moodle Dashboard|
|H5P interactive content||No|
This can be found by selecting Site Home in the Navigation block.
After entering keywords into the search bar, your results will show. If the course has an image, it will also be shown in the results.
Edit course image
- In the Settings block > Course administration in your course home page, click on Edit settings.
- Upload the image you wish to use as your course image in the Course image under Description settings.
- Click Save and display to save your course image.
Note: Use an image size of approximately 960px x 150px for the image's size to be correctly proportioned on the Dashboard.