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Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques by William Rice, Susan Smith Nash

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Moving blocks to the main course area

The standard Moodle installation gives you the choice of two, one, or no side columns for your blocks. If you want to eliminate the side columns, you have more space for your course content, but no space for blocks. Let us explore a workaround for that. We'll use the People (also called Participants) block as an example.

Normally, the People block would occupy one of the side columns, which is a valuable screen space, and can be used for the main course content. This is as shown in the next screenshot:

Moving blocks to the main course area

Now, what if we want to have the functionality of the block, without needing a side column? This is examined ...

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