This article provides just enough information to quickly get started with using Moodle. For more information, see:
Type go/moodle in the address bar to log in.
Faculty, students, and staff may access Moodle with a Middlebury username and password. Access to a Moodle course site is also possible if the site has been made visible on the class’ Course Hub page.
Creating a Site (Faculty)
Faculty may create Moodle sites from the Course Hub at go/hub
If you are unable to create a course site, contact the Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org, 802.443.2200).
To learn more about the Course Hub, visit the Course Hub Wiki.
To learn more about creating a Moodle site, see the full Moodle wiki page.
Adding Participants to a Site (Faculty/Teacher role)
Moodle sites created via the Course Hub automatically include all registered students as participants in the role of students. As additional students register for the course or decide to drop the course, the Course Hub will update the Moodle site participant list.
Please note: Students who audit a course must register as auditors before they can get access to the course site. If you would like to add an auditor to a Moodle site, consult I_have_a_student_who_is_auditing_my_course_but_s/he_cannot_access_the_Moodle_course_site. in our Moodle FAQs.
Add additional participants to a Moodle site as follows:
- In the Administration panel (usually in the left sidebar), chose Assign Roles.
- Choose the desired role (e.g. Student, Teacher, etc.)
- Type of the name of the participant to add in the right column search field.
- Select the name of the participant to add and click the "Add" button.
Editing a Site (Faculty/Teacher role)
To edit your Moodle site, click on the "Turn editing on" button in the top right corner. For more information on editing your site, see the full Moodle Wiki Page.
Q. How do I change the format of the course? (e.g. set it up by Week or by Topic) Go to the Administration panel (usually in the left sidebar) and chose "Settings," then follow the Format instructions in the full Moodle Wiki Page.
Q. How do I make the course visible/invisible to students? Go to the Administration panel (usually in the left sidebar) and chose "Settings," then follow the Availability instructions in the full Moodle Wiki Page.
Participating in Activities on a Site
Moodle sites may include activities such as forums, assignments, quizzes. These activities are set up by faculty for students to participate in as part of their course work.
Instructions for how to participate in the activity are included on the site itself, in the form of “?” icons:
For more information on adding activities to your site, see the full Moodle Wiki Page.
Moodle Help Resources
In addition to this page and the “?” instructions within Moodle, additional help documentation may be found here:
- Moodle Docs (version 2.8)
- Middlebury Moodle Resources
- Moodle @ Middlebury
- go/lynda (Lynda includes short, instructional, video tutorials for both Faculty/teacher role and Student roles. Select tutorials for Moodle version 2.8. If you haven’t used Lynda before, start at this page for login advice: go/lyndainfo.)
- Curricular Innovations @ Midd: Sign up for Moodle Users Email Group (right-hand side)