Moodle FAQs

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Moodle is a learning management system (LMS) that can be used for creating course websites, online quizzes, exams and forums.  Below are frequently asked questions about using Moodle.  Also see:

How do I log into Moodle?

You can log into Moodle with you Middlebury username and password.

How do I create a site in Moodle?

Course sites on Moodle @ Middlebury can be created via the CourseHub

How do I give students access to my Moodle Course Site?

When Moodle course sites are created through the Course Hub, students are automatically be added as participants to course sites.

The "Assign roles" link in the administration panel of any Moodle site can be used to add additional students or staff or other instructors

How do I create one Moodle site for all sections of my course?

To create one site for multiple sections of a courses, first create a Moodle site via the Course Hub for one section using the Moodle Resource. Then add a Moodle Resource to the other sections specifying that they connect to an existing Moodle course and type in the ID of the main Moodle site

How will my students find my Moodle Course Site?

Students can find a link to your Moodle site in the CourseHub.

How do I know if I should use Moodle or Wordpress for my course website?

Both Moodle and WordPress can be used for creating course websites. To help you decide which you should use, see: Segue from Segue > Curricular Platforms Overview

What is the difference between Measure and Moodle?

Measure is an instance of Moodle that has been in use at Middlebury since 2007 primary for Language School placement and exit exams. Measure can also be used for creating sites that need to be accessed by people who do not have Middlebury user accounts

Another instance of Moodle (referred to as Moodle @ Middlebury) has been set up for creating sites for courses at Middlebury. This instance is only accessible to people with Middlebury user accounts.

To create a Measure site, you must make a site request. You can do this by clicking on the Request a Site at the Measure site.