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The Move to Moodle 4.0 Series (3 of 4): Moodle Dashboard

By  Vinny Stocker

In this blog post, we introduce you to the dashing new Moodle dashboard features! Previously, we looked at the navigation and course pages revamp, which has moved some of the functionality away from the dashboard, giving developers the space to make the dashboard UX much better.

The evolution of the Moodle dashboard has been quite a journey. Now, the primary landing page for educators and administrators is more intuitive, giving users more information to manage deadlines and their ‘to do’ lists. In this regard, Moodle has redesigned two features.

Timeline

The new Timeline design is much easier on the eye and allows users to view information at a glance. Now, Timeline displays actions for each activity, sorted by date or course. 

In addition, call to action buttons are clearer, overdue badges are prominently displayed and activity icons help make it easier for users to identify which tasks they need to complete and by when. A new function allows users to search for deadlines by course or activity.

Calendar

The refreshed dashboard design integrates Moodle Calendar, highlighting important dates and activities using colour coding. Simplified workflows makes the Calendar more user friendly, with options to export or backup your calendar to other devices. Ultimately, this makes it easier for educators and learners to manage their time more effectively. 

Another improvement is in the display of activities for the current day only, which helps learners prioritise. Deadlines are also presented more prominently. 

Moodle dashboard conclusion

The dashboard is central to your course administration and management. It’s great, therefore, to see Moodle putting so much effort into making these fantastic improvements. Below is a video, taking you through all of these features, and more.

Moodle 4.0 – Find your way around

For the final blog in the move to Moodle 4 series, we’ll advise on how to do a touch of spring cleaning in preparation for the big event.

If you would like us to install Moodle as your LMS platform, get in touch to discuss the options. 

Vinny Stocker


Vinny leads the Malaysian team. He's a published author, instructional designer, and Moodle consultant at Pukunui. Vinny also runs LMS training throughout South East Asia.

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