Moodle is Davidson College's Learning Management System (LMS). It provides a central location for the organization, storage, and delivery of class materials, as well as assessments, submission, and grading of student assignments, discussion forums, and intra-class communication.
✓ All Davidson users (faculty, staff, and students)
✓ Sponsored guest users
✓ Emeriti faculty
✓ Storage, organization, and delivery of class materials for academic uses
✓ Regular assessment of student progress
✓ Submission and grading of student assignments
✓ Provision, management, and assessment of class discussion forums
✓ One-to-one and one-to-many communications between faculty and students
✓ Gradebook management
✓ Storage, organization, and delivery of organizational materials for nonacademic uses
→ For technical help with Moodle, refer to the Knowledge Base links below.
→ For assistance with the creation of sandbox/development sites or the configuration of sites for unscheduled, nonacademic uses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
→ For assistance in designing courses to be deployed through Moodle, please contact email@example.com.
Instructors may, at their discretion, enable guest access to their courses to allow non-Davidson users limited access.
Variety of activity and resource types, including but not limited to:
✓ Assignments and file submissions, direct feedback on submitted assignments
✓ Attendance tracking, Polling, Databases, Glossaries, and Lecture decks
✓ Wikis, Questionnaires/surveys
✓ Quizzing and exams, including secured exams via Respondus LockDown Browser
✓ File storage and distribution
✓ Comprehensive grading, evaluation, and student progress tracking
✓ Integrated accessibility checker
✓ Integrated badging system
✓ Ability to integrate multiple class sections under a single site
Intraclass communications tools, including:
✓ Two-way direct messaging, one-to-one or one-to-many from instructor to class, one-to-one from student to instructor and between students
✓ Live, synchronous chat
✓ Asynchronous discussion forums
✓ Direct integration with Warpwire media streaming platform
✓ Direct integration with Zoom Cloud video conferencing platform
✓ Direct user-to-user messaging
✓ iOS and Android apps for mobile access
✓ Extensible feature set with third-party plug-ins
Integration with external services via LTI, including:
✓ Leganto (reading lists via E.H. Little Library reserve system)
✓ Google Drive
✓ Cengage Learning
✓ DataCamp Introduction to R
✓ Google Assignments
✓ Macmillan Learning
✓ WW Norton
Data in Moodle may be classified as 1-Confidential and 2-Official Use Only and is subject to usage outlined in the Administrative Data Security Policy.
Moodle access is provided for Davidson College departments and users with no additional fee.