Moodle: Add course blocks


Blocks on Moodle display resources that are often used by both instructors and students. This article describes how to Add Course Blocks to a Moodle site.

Before you start, you will need:

  • An Instructor of Record or Other Editing Teacher role in a Bryn Mawr Moodle course.

Adding a Course Block

  1. Log into Moodle and open your course page. 
  2. On your Moodle course page, toggle the Edit Mode on.
  3. On the right side of the page, click on the  > to Open block drawer.
  4. When opened, click on + Add a block to see all of the block options.
  5. Scroll and click on your desired block. Once it is chosen you will be brought back to the Open block drawer and will see your chosen block now added to the right side navigation.
  6. Repeat steps 3-4 to add all desired blocks to the block drawer navigation.

Common Course Blocks on Moodle Pages

  • Calendar
  • Panopto
  • CLAMPMail
  • Sharing Cart

Removing Course Blocks

If there are blocks you want to remove:

  1. Log into Moodle and open your course page. 
  2. Toggle the Edit Mode on.
  3. Click on the Gear Icon of the block you want to delete
  4. Once the drop bar will appear, click on Delete (Name of Block) Block
  5. A 'Delete block?' A window will pop up asking "Are you sure that you want to delete this block titled (name of block)?", from there you click the Delete button.

Further resources about Blocks


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

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Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
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