Add the Recently viewed block
  • 17 Feb 2022
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Add the Recently viewed block


The Recently viewed block shows you the Totara Engage and Totara Learn content you have recently viewed or visited. These items can be displayed in a list format or as cards/tiles.

This block can be placed on users' dashboards to allow them to quickly return to content they have started, or previously discovered but didn't have a chance to start.

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 Recently viewed from the list.
  4. Click the cog icon () and select Configure Recently viewed block.
  5. Under Custom block settings select whether to use the Tile or List display type and select the Number of items to display in the block.
  6. Choose whether or not you want to display likes, comments and ratings for items in the block.
  7. Click Save changes.
  8. Once you have added the block and viewed content on the site, the recently viewed content will be displayed.

The following content types are included:

  • Courses
  • Programs
  • Certifications
  • Resources
  • Surveys
  • Playlists
  • Workspaces

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