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Hi! I’m Heather from the Innovation Studio.
I’m going to show you how to manage Blocks using the new Dock feature in Moodle 2.
If “Editing” is turned on, teachers have the ability to move Blocks in the side columns of their class page
by simply hovering their mouse, like so, over the Block, clicking and dragging it
to the desired location in the same column or in a different column.
This is a great organizational tool, however, as you begin to add more Blocks your page can begin to look messy or chaotic.
Moodle’s response to this problem is the Dock and it is a tool available to students and to teachers.
The Dock is located at the left side of your screen, but cannot be seen unless something is docked here.
So let’s go ahead and move a Block to the Dock.
Please take note that I’m turning my “Editing Off” because I don’t need to have it on in order to dock items.
Located at the right side of the Block headers there is a white rectangular button that reads
“Move this to the Dock” if you hover your mouse over it. Press this button.
The Dock will automatically appear on the left side of your screen.
You can move as many Blocks as you want into the Dock.
If all the Blocks from one column are moved to the Dock, the page becomes a 2 column layout.
If you continue to move the rest of the Blocks, you will get a 1 column layout.
It is also worth noting, that each course can be customized
and the Dock automatically updates itself to reflect these changes when you begin to work in another course.
If you want to see the Blocks you have docked
you simply navigate your mouse to the Block title, and the Block will expand to the side of the Dock.
If you want to remove Blocks from the Dock, you have 2 options.
You can remove just one Block by clicking the same button in the upper right hand corner of the expanded Block.
This is the same button you used to Dock the item. You’ll notice it’s wording has changed to, “Undock this item”.
If you want to remove all Blocks from the Dock at once
that same button, slightly enlarged, appears at the bottom of the Dock and reads “Undock All”.
Press the button and the Blocks will move back into the column location it was in before being docked.
A quick recap: Blocks can be moved from column to column by dragging around
and move in or out of the Dock by clicking the “Docking/Undocking” icon in the Block header.