Overview: Moodle ISU Dashboard


The Moodle ISU Dashboard is a customizable page for providing users with links to their courses and activities within those courses, such as unread forum posts and upcoming assignments. Keep up to date on new features at Moodle.org.

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Use your dashboard

  • Customize your dashboard 

  • Reset your dashboard page

  • Change your default home page

  • Seek further assistance

Use your dashboard

When you login into Moodle ISU, you will be directed to your Dashboard.


The Dashboard initially appears with a Course overview section in the center, and blocks on the right side. Blocks include the Private Files block, Online Users, the Calendar block, and others.  

Note: Users can customize their Dashboard.  Instructions for customizing your page are listed later in this guide.

In the Course Overview block, use the filter to view courses in progress, future, and past.

Choose to Star or Hide course from your view.

The navigation drawer contains links to courses in progress and other help pages.The navigation drawer can be expanded or collapsed when clicking the navigation menu button at the top.



Note: You can access the Dashboard from other pages by Clicking the User menu in the top right of the screen. 



Customize your dashboard

  1. Log in to Moodle ISU . For more information, see Accessing Moodle ISU [Faculty & Student]

  2. In the top right corner of your Dashboard page, Click Customize this page.


  1. You are now able to move, delete, or add blocks to the Dashboard. 


Move a Block

Click on the Move icon and drag block to new location


Delete a block

Click on the Gear icon and select Delete “____“ block


Add a block

With Customizing turned on, open the Navigation drawer, select Add a block


Select from a wide variety of Moodle blocks


Configure or Edit block

Each block has its own settings that can be updated and changed depending on your role.

  1. Click on the Gear Icon, select Configure “___” block


  1. Make the desired changes, Select save changes

Reset Your Dashboard Page

If needed, you can reset the Dashboard to the default version if you have already customized the page.

  1. In the top right corner of your Dashboard page, Click Customize this page.

  2. Click Reset page to default.

Change Your Default Home Page

You can change the homepage you will see upon logging into Moodle ISU to be either Dashboard or Site home.

Make Site Home the Default Page

By default the Dashboard is the main page where you will be brought after you have logged into Moodle. However you can change the default page to Site Home by doing the following:

  1. Using the Navigation drawer, Go to Site Home.

  2. Locate the Settings gear menu on the right side of the homepage and Click Make this my default home page.


Make Dashboard the Default Page

If you have changed your default page to Home/Site Home and would like to revert back to the Dashboard as the default page do the following:  

Add the administration block to tyour dashboard page.

Once the administration block is added, click Make this my default home page.


You can choose to delete the administration block

Note: You will only see this option on the page that is not currently set as your default page

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance please contact, ITRC at (208) 282 5880 or itrc@isu.edu

For more information please visit, Moodle.org: Dashboard


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