1.2 The People Block

By default, in the upper left of your course is the “People” block:

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When you click on the “Participants” link, you will see a page like this:

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Notice that there is a lot more going on here now. First, there are two tabs “Participants” and “Blogs”. (We’re going to concentrate on the information in the Participants tab for now, but we’ll get back to Blogs later).


At the top of your list, you have several drop-down menus:

My Courses:Allows you to see participant lists of any courses you are teaching

Current Role: Allows you to limit your list to particular roles (teachers, students, etc…)

User List: Lets you pick between a less detailed, and a more detailed view of your participants.
You can sort this list by clicking on the “First name”, “Last Name”, “City/town”, “Country” or “Last Access” links. Notice that you can select each user, either by using the check mark in the Select column, or by pressing the Select all or Deselect all buttons at the bottom of the list. Once you have selected users, you can then use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the screen to choose “Add/Send message”. This will bring up an HTML editor where you can compose an email, and send it off to the participant. Unfortunately, you can not add attachments, so I still recommend using third-party installations, such as Quickmail (which I’ll discuss later), which your administrator can install on your Moodle server.