Introduction to Moodle 4 for Students

Moodle is a web-based learning management system (LMS, similar to Blackboard, Canvas, Schoology, and others). At Davidson, faculty use Moodle to share course materials, encourage class discussion via forums, and collect student work through assignments and online quizzes. Be aware that Davidson faculty may elect not use Moodle. If you are enrolled in a course but do not see it listed on your My Courses page, please ask your professor if they intend to use Moodle for the semester.

How to access Moodle at Davidson

Students can use any web-enabled device to access the Moodle sites. Courses are provided in a password-protected environment, ensuring student privacy within the class. As a reminder, even though your courses are password protected for privacy, professors have the capability to track and view your student activity on Moodle. 

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to (shown below).

    If you are using a smartphone or tablet, you might want to search the App Store/Google Play for the Open-LMS app (shown below). Note that the Moodle Mobile app will not work at Davidson, and is not supported.


  2. If you are not logged into Moodle automatically, click on the Log in link in the upper right corner of the page. On the resulting Davidson single sign-on (SSO) screen, log in and authenticate to Duo as required to proceed.

  3. You will be taken to your Dashboard page. From here you can see your calendar, recently-accessed courses, announcements, and a link to your My Courses page.
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