Add the Recommended for you block
  • 28 Jun 2022
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Add the Recommended for you block


The Recommended for you block shows a range of Totara Engage and Totara Learn content based on the Recommendations engine.

Note that you must have set up the recommendations engine in order to use this block.
You can find out more about how the Recommended for you block works in the developer documentation.

To add this block to a dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the dashboard to which you want to add the block and click Blocks editing on.
  2. Click the plus button (Icon

Description automatically generated) in the block area you want to use.
  3. Select Recommended for you from the list.
  4. Click the cog icon () and select Configure Recommended for you block.
  5. Under Custom block settings select whether to use the Tile or List display type and select the Number of recommendations to display in the block.
  6. Select the type of content you want to include using the Recommendation type setting.
  7. Choose whether or not you want to display likes and ratings for items in the block. Note that if you have selected Courses or Workspaces for the Recommendation type you will not be able to change this setting.
  8. Click Save changes.

Once you have added the block and viewed content on the site, the recently viewed content will be displayed.

The Recommended for you block can display four types of recommendations:

  • Trending: The most viewed resources, surveys, and playlists over the last 24 hours
  • Micro-learning: Resources with a time to read of less than five minutes
  • Courses: Courses recommended to the user
  • Workspaces: Workspaces recommended to the user

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