Creating the Instructor Information (HTML) Block in Moodle

NMC instructors are required to include contact information in their Moodle course shells. The preferred method is through an HTML block, which when completed, will look like this:

To create an instructor information HTML block, first add an HTML block ( to your course. Then, complete the following steps:

Step 1: From within your course, click the Course management button and then choose Turn editing on.

Step 2: Click the gear icon (Actions menu) in the upper right corner of the desired HTML block and click Configure (new HTML block) block.

Step 3: Add the desired contact text information to the block. Most instructors include their name, email address, phone number, and some biographical information.

Step 4: Add a picture to your block. To add a picture:

  1. Click the Image icon
  2. Click the Browse repositories… button and then Upload a file from the list on the left
  3. Click Browse… to locate and select your file. Once you have, click the Upload this file button

Step 4: For this picture:

  1. Type your first and last name into the Describe this image for someone who cannot see it box
  2. Change the size (try 100×100 or something similar)
  3. Choose the desired position using the Alignment drop down menu
  4. Click the Save image button at the bottom

Step 5: When finished, click the Save changes button at the bottom. Your contact information block is complete!

For Moodle help, contact the NMC Technology Helpdesk at 231-995-3020

Download Editing the Instructor Information Block in Moodle Tutorial