Blocks are a key element of the LEO interface, and function as shortcuts to the common features of LEO.
Some Blocks come as standard within LEO units and can't be deleted (such as the 'Navigation' and 'Administration' blocks). However there are other blocks you can add yourself such as ePortfolio, HTML, and Latest Badges.
Blocks can be 'configured' to appear where and when you want them to within LEO. You can select which page types they display on (for example 'Any type of unit main page', 'Any page', or 'Any unit page'), whether they default to the left or right hand side of the screen, and the block's default weight. Put simply, the weight you give your block will dictate how high or low it appears on the side of the page.
Blocks are a way of adding additional functionality within your LEO unit.
For a more comprehensive guide on Blocks, read the Blocks pages in the Tools section of the LEO Guides.
Blocks can be 'docked' (minimised and hidden from view), or remain on display. Not being able to find the Administration menu comes up from time to time and it is usually because the block has been docked.
To dock a block, click the left-arrow icon in the title bar of the block.
Once a block is docked, it will appear as a tab on the top-left of the screen. You can still access the menu in the block by clicking on the tab. You can dock multiple blocks this way. If you dock all the blocks on one side of a LEO page, it will make more space for the main content section of the LEO page to appear. Some users prefer to work with LEO this way.
To undock a block, click on the tab to open up the menu, then click the right-arrow icon in the title bar.
You can also undock all blocks with one click. At the very bottom-left corner of the screen, is an undock all button.