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The Dashboard is a customisable page for providing users with details of their progress and upcoming deadlines. In the centre is the [[Course overview]] which allows students and teachers to easily track required activities and filter courses.
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The Dashboard is a customisable page for providing users with details of their progress and upcoming deadlines. In the centre is the [[Course overview]] which allows students and teachers to easily track required activities and filter courses.  
  
[[File:NewDashboard33.png|center|thumb|500px|Dashboard displaying the [[Course overview]]]]
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[[File:UpdatedDashboard.png|700px|Dashboard displaying the [[Course overview]]]]
  
 
'''Note:''' If activity completion is not being used, or if no activities are due, then the course overview block will display a grey icon like this:
 
'''Note:''' If activity completion is not being used, or if no activities are due, then the course overview block will display a grey icon like this:
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[[File:noactivitiesdue.png]]
 
[[File:noactivitiesdue.png]]
  
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If course images have been added in the course settings, they will display in the dashboard. Where no images have been added, coloured patterns appear: 
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[[File:dashboardcourses.png|400px]]
  
 
Quick access to Dashboard is also available from the user menu top right of the screen once logged in:
 
Quick access to Dashboard is also available from the user menu top right of the screen once logged in:
  
[[File:usermenufontawesome.png|thumb|center|User menu]]
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[[File:New_Dashboard_QA.png|200px]]
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The Navigation drawer or block includes a Dashboard link directly above or below the Site home link. Once a regular user is logged in, the My courses link will also take them to their Dashboard.
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The Navigation drawer or block includes a Dashboard link directly above or below the Site home link. Once a regular user is logged in, the My courses link will also take them to their Dashboard
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Watch [https://youtu.be/mmzmNTK2Ww4 this screencast] for further information on the Dashboard.
  
 
===Resetting Dashboard to default===
 
===Resetting Dashboard to default===
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If a user has customised their page and wish to revert back to the original settings, they can click the 'Reset page to default' button ''(2)'' after first clicking the 'Customise this page' button ''(1)''.
 
If a user has customised their page and wish to revert back to the original settings, they can click the 'Reset page to default' button ''(2)'' after first clicking the 'Customise this page' button ''(1)''.
  
[[File:Resetdefault.png]]
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[[File:Reset_Dashboard_to_default_.png|400px]]
  
 
(Note that an administrator can reset the Dashboard for all users from ''Site administration > Appearance >Default Dashboard page'').
 
(Note that an administrator can reset the Dashboard for all users from ''Site administration > Appearance >Default Dashboard page'').
 
==Default home page==
 
 
For new installations, Dashboard is the default home page for logged in users. An administrator can change the default home page  in ''Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Navigation''.
 
 
If 'User preference' is selected as default home page, each user needs to navigate to Dashboard either via the Navigation block or the user menu  and then from the Administration block click the "Make this my default home page" link. Note that this option only appears on the page that is not their current default home page.  Once selected, Moodle will remember which page to present them each time they log on.
 
 
[[File:defaulthomepagelink.png]]
 
 
==Setting the default Dashboard==
 
 
An administrator or manager (or other user with the capability moodle/my:configsyspages) can set the default blocks  for all users from  ''Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Default Dashboard page''.
 
 
Clicking the button 'Reset Dashboard for all users' will then apply these settings to the Dashboard for everyone on the site.
 
 
Default blocks are:
 
* [[Navigation block|Navigation]]
 
* [[Administration block|Administration]]
 
* [[Course overview|Course overview]]
 
* [[Private files block|Private files]]
 
* [[Latest badges block|Latest badges]]
 
* [[Calendar block|Calendar]]
 
* [[Upcoming events block|Upcoming events]]
 
* [[Online users block|Online users]]
 
 
==Preventing users from customizing their Dashboard==
 
 
By default, users can customize their Dashboard and add blocks. An admin can prevent this as follows:
 
 
# Go to ''Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles''
 
# Edit the authenticated user role and untick the Manage Dashboard blocks capability
 
 
==Preventing users from adding a block to their Dashboard==
 
 
By default, users can add many blocks to their Dashboard. An admin can prevent them from adding a particular block, such as the [[Online users block]], as follows:
 
 
# Go to ''Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles''
 
# Edit the authenticated user role and untick the Add a new online users block to the Dashboard capability
 
 
==Blocks not available on the Dashboard==
 
 
The following blocks may not be added to a user's Dashboard (because it wouldn't make sense):
 
 
*[[Course completion status block]]
 
*[[Course/site summary block]]
 
*[[Self completion block]]
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
 
* [https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=340126 Show Categories of courses on Dashboard after sign in] forum discussion
 
* [https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=340126 Show Categories of courses on Dashboard after sign in] forum discussion
 
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[[Category:Moodle 2018-19]][[Category: Moodle 2020-21]]
[[Category:Orphaned Page]]
 

Latest revision as of 12:09, 6 October 2020

The Dashboard is a customisable page for providing users with details of their progress and upcoming deadlines. In the centre is the Course overview which allows students and teachers to easily track required activities and filter courses.

Dashboard displaying the Course overview

Note: If activity completion is not being used, or if no activities are due, then the course overview block will display a grey icon like this:


Noactivitiesdue.png

If course images have been added in the course settings, they will display in the dashboard. Where no images have been added, coloured patterns appear: New feature
in Moodle 2020-21!


Dashboardcourses.png

Quick access to Dashboard is also available from the user menu top right of the screen once logged in:

New Dashboard QA.png

The Navigation drawer or block includes a Dashboard link directly above or below the Site home link. Once a regular user is logged in, the My courses link will also take them to their Dashboard.


Watch this screencast for further information on the Dashboard.

Resetting Dashboard to default

If a user has customised their page and wish to revert back to the original settings, they can click the 'Reset page to default' button (2) after first clicking the 'Customise this page' button (1).

Reset Dashboard to default .png

(Note that an administrator can reset the Dashboard for all users from Site administration > Appearance >Default Dashboard page).

See also