Everyone in Moodle has their own personal page called their Dashboard.
On many Moodle sites you’ll be taken to the Dashboard once you’re logged in.
If not you can get to it by clicking the link in the user menu or in the Nav Drawer.
It’s a page where you’ll have an overview of the courses that you are enrolled in with any activities that need to be given attention to.
For example, on our Learn Moodle Basics course the Timeline tab shows our participant Sam must complete the Week 1 tutorial and tasks.
Clicking the Courses tab shows they’re is enrolled in two courses : their practice course, Basic French and the Teaching with Moodle course.
They’ve completed 5% of the required activities in this course.
Let’s go to a different Moodle site with a different student to explore this more.
When students Amanda logs into Moodle they first see a Timeline of Activities Due, with Activities Due in the next seven days appearing at the top.
They also have direct links to the activities so they can access them and do them straight away.
They can sort the activities by date as here, or by clicking the courses link.
If our student moves from the Timeline to the Courses tab, they then have an overview of their Current Courses, those In Progress, and as when sorting by courses, they see their progress based on the number of required activities they’ve completed.
They can also see any Future Courses (with a start date in the future) and, as here, Past Courses which they’ve completed or with an end date in the past.
To make these course percentages display teachers must use a Moodle feature called Activity Completion.
To make required activities display in the Timeline, teachers must set deadlines or expected completion dates in each Activity’s settings.
We explore Activity Completion later on, but if you’d like to learn more about how to set up the Course Overview, read the documentation.
You can customise your Dashboard by clicking the Customise this page button and you can change it back to the site’s default by clicking the Reset button.
You can decide to add blocks to your Dashboard if you think they’ll be useful.
You can add blocks by clicking the add block link in the Nav Drawer and selecting the block you want.
Let’s add the Tags Block.
You can move blocks into the central section either by dragging them and dropping them — as here — and you can also click on the Crosshairs Icon and then select an area under which the block will reappear.
Blocks may be deleted by clicking the arrow and then Delete.
When you finish organising your Dashboard, click the Stop customising this page button.
It’s also worth knowing that side blocks will display one under the other if your screen is very small.