Using Your Moodle Dashboard

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  • May 17, 2017

The Moodle Dashboard is an easy way to navigate to your courses and view information about upcoming activities. The Dashboard layout is customizable, allowing you to organize in a way that works best for you.

This article will cover accessing your Dashboard, reviewing your Course Overview Block, and customizing your Dashboard.

Accessing the Moodle Dashboard Page

  1. Log in to your Moodle site’s main page.
  2. Locate the Navigation area on the left side of the page and click Dashboard.
    • If you do not see the Navigation area, click the Menu button at the top left of the screen to toggle it open.

The Course Overview

The Course Overview displays all your available courses.  The Course Overview can be filtered into three viewing options: In Progress, Future, and Past. Moodle organizes your courses into the categories using programmed start and end dates. While all courses have programmed start dates, not all courses have end dates. Because of this, you may have old courses display as In Progress.

The Course Overview will display your course progress and description, if your instructor has enabled these options.

Customizing Your Dashboard

Moodle allows you to customize the layout of your Dashboard, as well as add or remove a variety of useful blocks.


To begin customizing, click the Customize this page button in the top-right corner of your Dashboard. A move icon (crossed arrows) and an actions icon (gear) will appear in the top right of each individual block. Click and drag the move icon to reposition your blocks. Click the action icon to access other options, such as configure, hide, or delete. Please note that some blocks cannot be hidden or deleted. When you are finished, click the Stop customizing this page button in the top-right to save your changes. If you want to revert to the original, click Reset page to default instead.

Add a block

You can also add blocks while customizing your dashboard. In the left-hand Navigation area, click Add a block. Click a block from the pop-up list to add it to your dashboard. Note that the Add a block button only displays if you are currently customizing your dashboard.