The column on the left has the course information, where other general functions available on Moodle are listed.
“Navigation” pane: view of the different course categories of each course in which the participant is registered (participants, activity reports…)
“Settings” pane: shows the different editing functions available for a course. The "student view" option allows you to preview the site layout for students and modify the options available within their personal profile.
Each course consists of different blocks, which are shown in the column on the center. If you enter a course page for the first time, the view will be like this:
The temporary administration of the course is set on the right column panes.
“Latest News” pane: shows the last posts or answers published in the “News” forum
“Search”: To look for information inside a course
“Upcoming events” pane: shows the upcoming events of a course that have been entered on the calendar (deadlines or activities)
“Recent Activity” pane: shows the last updates of the course (new documents, comments, activity,…) since the last visit.