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.
Index of available Moodle help articles
How-To: Create And Download a Backup of Your Moodle Class Site
How-To: Restore a Moodle Class Site from a Backup File
Why can't I see my courses in Moodle for the coming semester?