Category Archives: FAQs

Here are some “frequently asked questions” about the Moodle learning management system.

What can students or my TA see and do in Moodle?

You can easily switch views to see what students, TAs and other types of participants see in your Moodle course. Once any course is visible to students, you can use the “Switch Role” option in the course Administration box. It’s important that the course be set to be visible (or shown) to students before you use… More

What is Moodle?

What is Moodle?

Moodle is a Learning Management System (LMS) that allows instructors to expand the boundaries of their classroom outside the traditional face-to-face classroom.  It is a web-based system where course materials (such as documents, assignments, audio and video files) can be posted online, making them more convenient for students at all times of the day.  This reduces… More

How many schools are using Moodle?

There are thousands of Moodle sites worldwide located in over 250 countries.  Since Moodle is open-source software, it is highly customizable and is used in a wide variety of education and training environments.  For liberal arts colleges, the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) was organized to support a collaborative effort on development, training and technical… More

How are students added to my Moodle course?

Student enrollment in Moodle courses is an automated process.  Each night a script is run pulling data from the Registrar’s office and students are placed in their corresponding classes (see graphic below).  During the add/drop period it is important to be patient as this process only runs every 24 hours and it may take some… More

How do I backup my Moodle courses?

To backup or archive your Moodle course, go to the course you wish to backup.  Under the Course Administration block, select “Backup” as shown on the left.  With check boxes, select the initial areas of the course that you wish to save, then click “Next” in the bottom right corner.  Now choose the specific activities… More