Blocks can be useful to add to a course for a number of reasons. Some blocks provide information and access to data that only instructors can view, while others are more useful utilities for your students. They are easy to add and offer a wide range of features. They appear in the right hand side columns of course pages when viewed on a desktop computer, and appear near the bottom of the page when viewed with a mobile device or tablet.

To add a block to your course, follow the steps outlined below.

  • Ensure that editing has been turned on within the course.

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the left-hand column and open the Add... menu within the Add a block block.

  • Select the block you wish to add to your course. If the block has configurable options you will be taken to the configuration page, otherwise the course page will reload.

  • The block can be positioned in any available colun within the course.

The following blocks are available in UR Courses, and have been organized by theme.

  • Library Search

    A block that allows you to search the library right from within your course.