Customising the Dashboard: My enrolled courses

This year brings us a new version of Moodle and while there are many improvements some areas may appear lacking.   One area of concern to tutors in particular has been how courses are listed in the dashboard, and issues with the My Courses drop-down list.

There seems to be an issue showing all the courses in the drop down My courses menu item for users with a large number of course pages available.   It seems the maximum this can be set to is 150 course pages which is not enough for some tutors who have access to a wide range of pages (this problem is unlikely to be an issue for students as the number of course pages accessed will be lower).   Because the dashboard doesn’t show the courses very usefully either, this can cause some users to believe they no longer have access to courses.  Access has not changed, but the course pages just do not appear in the My Courses list.

To help with this I have added an optional block that users can add to their dashboard.  The block is called “My enrolled courses”.  By default it is a simple list of every course page you are enrolled on.   It is possible this too is limited in the number of course pages it can show (but I have not established this).   However this block can be modified.   At the bottom of the list is a link that says Show/Hide courses.   Following this link you are presented with a screen where you can move courses between shown and hidden.   This does not effect the course page itself, but only determines if the page will be shown in the block.   Using this block enables people to hide all pages apart from the ones they regularly use.

The video below demonstrates adding the block to your dashboard and customising it to show only some course pages and moving it to the main right pane.

Hopefully this will be useful for those users experiencing difficulties with the course lists.

REMEMBER: This block will not change the order or look of the My Courses drop down or anything else.  Hiding or showing courses in this block ONLY affects which courses appear in the block itself.


How to access Moodle with Bradford College

Information for staff and students on how to access Moodle VLE at Bradford College, on or off campus.

Moodle is a web application which is available at any time, on or off campus, at You can add this web address to your web browser bookmarks/favourites for quick access later.

How to log in to Moodle

If you have an existing College I.T account, you can log in with the same username and password. For existing students continuing your study here at Bradford College, you can use your password as you last saved it (for example, from last academic year) to log into systems.

Please note that for Bradford College students and staff, there is no Moodle-specific username and password.

New to Bradford College

If you’re new to the college (staff and students), we recommend you take a look at our ‘Introducing your College I.T account‘ post.

If you are a new student and have not yet used your I.T account to access any services, you will have been provided with an initial password that you’ll need to change on your first login, for example to a Windows PC or laptop or by using Access Manager.

Forgotten login details

Your username is the same as what you use to log in to College devices/PC’s and laptops. For students, this is your student I.D number which is also found on your College I.D card.

If you’ve forgotten your I.T password, please visit our post on how to reset your College I.T password for the latest information.

Unable to access Moodle

If you are unable to log in to Moodle or have been unable to reset your password, you will need to visit the Student I.T Support Desk on Floor 2, The David Hockney Building, where staff will be able to help you reset your password.

Distance Learners and/or off-campus support

If you are a distance learner or you have trouble attending College in person, you will need to contact your tutor who can request a password reset on your behalf using the MyIT system.

This will require the tutor to open a support ticket with I.T Services. Your tutor or I.T services can to reply to you via e-mail, so this method may take a little more time. Once your password has been reset, please also ensure you update your Access Manager information.