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Moodle Tutorials: Navigating Your Moodle Dashboard

Getting Started: Navigating Your Moodle Dashboard

Navigating the Moodle Dashboard

There are two main page views you will encounter in Moodle: the Dashboard, and individual Moodle course pages.
  • The Dashboard has several main navigation areas: (see image below)

  1. The account @ pacificu.edu menu - From here you can go to quick links from your my Account, you can go directly to the Library homepage, or you can click on More to go to additional myAccount services. 
  2. Navigation Drawer - From here you can navigate to your other courses.
  3. Course Overview area - In this section you will see three tabs: In progress, Future, and Past. Your courses are sorted into these tabs based on the course start and end date. *Note: Hidden courses will appear at the end of the list of courses under one of the tabs.
  4. Moodle Help & Tutorials block - This link will take you to Moodle help tutorials.
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Managing Your Course list with the "Favorites" Block
If you would like to have the option to sort and arrange your course list, you can add a block called Course overview (legacy). This block allows you to "favorite" courses onto a separate tab and to reorder courses by dragging them. To add the Course overview (legacy) block to your Dashboard:

1. Go to your Moodle Dashboard and click the Customize this page button in the top right corner.

screenshot2. Click Add a block from the bottom of the left side of the screen.

screenshot3. From the popup list, select Course overview (legacy).

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4. Find the newly added Course overview (legacy) block (possibly at the bottom of the page). Grab the Move icon to drag the block to a convenient place on your Dashboard. If you wish to order your course list in a specific way, set the Sort order to Drag-and-drop order and reorder courses under the Courses tab. After you have set the sort order and ordered your courses, click Stop customizing this page.

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5. To move courses from the Courses tab to the Favourites tab, find the course on the Courses tab and click on the star to the left. The course will be moved to the Favourites tab.

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You can close and hide/delete blocks in the left and right margins to manage the display of your Dashboard and your individual course home pages.​
You can close and hide/delete blocks in the left and right margins to manage the display of your Dashboard and your individual course home pages.​

 

  • Navigation Drawer - You can click on the icon with three vertical lines to open/close the Navigation Drawer on the margin of your screen.

  • To hide or delete Content blocks from the right side of the screen:
  1. Click on "Customize this page" to open editing options for your Dashboard screen.

2. Click on the Compass icon to move a block. Click on the Gray gear icon to open an editing menu from which you can Hide or Delete. Click on Stop customizing this page to save changes and return to your normal Dashboard view.

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