What's on the "My home" Page in Moodle?

The My home page is the first page you’ll see when you enter Moodle. It displays links to all your Moodle online courses, and alerts and links to activities within them, such as unread forum posts and upcoming assignments. Here you can see at a glance which courses need your attention, and click straight through to the relevant course page.

This page describes the main elements on the My home page, and gives you basic customisation instructions.

You do not need to return to the My home page to move from course to course. You can switch courses using the Navigation block or the Courses block within a course.

The My home page contains the following main features:

Blocks

The boxes down the left-hand side of the page...

 ...are called "blocks". They contain specific information or functions for students in Moodle.

All blocks can be "docked" so that only their title is visible as a tab at the top left-hand corner of the course page. When you first enter a Moodle course, the Navigation block is docked by default.

Click the Customise this page button at the upper right of the page to show the tools you can use to edit, delete or hide a block on the home page, and to display the Add a block block.

To add a block to a page:

  1. Click Customise this page at the upper right of the page.

  2. In the Add a block block, select the block you want in the drop-down list.

The new block will display in the blocks column.

 

To rearrange blocks on the My home page:

  1. Click Customise this page at the top right of the page.
  2. Move your mouse pointer into the title bar of the relevant block; it will change to a pair of crossed arrows .



  3. Click and drag the block into the desired position in the blocks column.



To dock and undock a block:

You can now dock all blocks so that only their title is visible, in a tab at the top left-hand corner of the Moodle page.

  • To dock a block, click the docking icon at the top right of the block (hover your mouse over it and the identifying text "Dock [name of block] block" displays).

  • To undock:

    1. Hover over the docked block's tab.
    2. When the block displays, click its "Undock" icon at the top right.

Course overview

A list of your courses and their recent changes

This section of the page contains a list of the courses you are enrolled in. Notifications of recent changes to the course display below the course link. Click a course name to access its home page.

Courses missing from your Moodle course list

If you are expecting to find a course but it is not listed, there are a few possible reasons:

  • By default this page only lists 10 courses.  You can easily identify if additional courses are not being shown the message "You have X hidden courses".  To modify the number of listed courses:
    • Click the Customise this page link in the top right corner.
    • Choose the number of courses you wish to display using the Number of courses to display dropdown.
    • Click Stop customising this page.
  • Have you checked with your course convenor to find out which, if any, LMS your course will be using for the current semester? You may be looking in the wrong place.
  • Your course convenor may not yet have released the course to students. They will tell you when the course will become available.
  • If you enrolled late or changed your enrolment, it may not be processed yet. Wait at least 24 hours for any changes to appear in Moodle.
  • You may not be correctly enrolled in the course. Check that your enrolment is correct in myUNSW.
  • Occasionally a technical fault may delay the transfer of enrolment information from myUNSW to an LMS. This is usually identified and fixed within 24 hours.
  • If you know that an online site for the course has been made available in a particular LMS, and you are correctly enrolled in myUNSW, but still can’t see it listed, contact the IT Service Centre to investigate the problem.