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This is one of many help and support pages that are available about the University of Nottingham's Moodle online learning environment. If you have any questions or queries concerning Moodle then contact information is at the bottom of this one-page sheet. Please browse or use the SEARCH box below.

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Moodle Help & Support 

This refers to Moodle 2.7 from July 2015 onward

How to: Add a Block


To be able to add a block, to customize the right and left-hand column of your module, you will need editing access to the module.  There are various types of blocks that can be added, for a description of what each does see the List of Moodle Blocks help page.

  1. Navigate to the module you want to add the block to
  2. Click on the Turn editing on button in the top right-hand corner
  3. Scroll down the module screen and find the Add A Block block with the Add... drop-down menu.

  4. From the drop-down list, click on the block you wish to add. (See List of Moodle Blocks) The page will then refresh and show your new block at the bottom of the right or left--hand column

To learn more about moving blocks see the How to move or customise the location of blocks help page.

To learn more about amending the settings of a block to e.g. show on every page not just the main page see the Block settings explained help page.

Queries, comments or questions?

Please contact your local elearning support team.

Phone: (0115 95) 16677
or email:

Phone: (0574) 8818 0000 (ext. 8915)

or email:

Phone: (03) 8924 81 99
or email:


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