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Blocks: Welcome Area Block

block_welcomearea
Maintained by Picture of Karen Eng Karen Eng, Picture of Matt Oquist Matt Oquist, Picture of Jonathan Doane Jonathan Doane, Picture of David Zaharee David Zaharee
This block provides a Welcome Area for Moodle courses that is unique by instructor instead of by course. This is useful for displaying information that is repeated by a teacher across a number of courses.

Intro

This block provides a Welcome Area for Moodle courses that is unique by
instructor instead of by course. This is useful for displaying information
that is repeated by a teacher across a number of courses.


Displaying the Welcome Area

By default this welcome area is displayed in the block itself. However the
block supports displaying the welcome area in a larger block on the course page.

In-block display can be turned off in the block settings.


Editing the Welcome Area

Edits to the welcome area are made by instructors by following the link in the block on any course page they are listed as an instructor for. Once on the edit page, changes are made using the WYSIWYG editor. Instructors can also view their welcome area history by following the link on the edit page. Once on the history page, instructors can revert to a previous welcome area.


Default Welcome Area

Administrators can define a default welcome area that is used on courses that do not have an instructor, as well as in place of an instructors welcome area that hasn't be defined.

The link to edit the default welcome area will display for admins on any
instance of the block. The interface is the same as the one used by instructors, and has a history as well.


Display Settings

When multiple instructors are assigned to a course, by the default the block will display the welcome area of the instructor that was assigned to the course first. This can be overridden by an administrator an a per course basis. This is accomplished by following the display settings link in the block on the course.

Options for display are:

Auto (default operation)
*Any Instructor Assigned to Course*
Default Welcome Area
No Display

The no display option will disable display of the welcome area for the course.

Contributors

Picture of David Zaharee
David Zaharee: Main Author
Picture of Karen Eng
Karen Eng (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Matt Oquist
Matt Oquist: Manager
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