Blocks are groups of content on a page that can be quickly turned on and off, moved around, and configured by users. Blocks are used, primarily, to establish the layout of a page.

blocks conceptual graphic

blocks conceptual graphic block in right sidebar

Some blocks are created automatically by some modules, such as a block that displays all new announcements, or one that displays menus. However, blocks can also be created manually to contain specific content of your choice, such as a feed from the OSU Event Calendar.

Announcement Block
summary announcement block

Menu Block
menu block

Custom Mini-Cal Block
custom mini-calendar block

Read on to learn more about basic block configuration and enabling.