Moodle Quick Start Guide

Moodle Quick Start Guide:

Moodle is our course management system (also called a Learning Management System or LMS) here at Bucknell. You can use Moodle to provide an online “home” for your course, uploading course-related files into a place where students can easily find those documents using any Internet-capable device. Faculty members typically upload a course syllabus, links to online readings, links to video files contained on our Kaltura streaming video server, and other course materials into their Moodle course(s). You can also create course-related activities in Moodle, such as discussion board forums, quizzes, assignments, etc.

You can get to Moodle at On the right-hand side of the page, you will see your Current Course List module, which will list all the Moodle courses in which you are involved this semester. Also listed (under “Other courses”) are courses from previous semesters, along with any organizations, research groups, community sites, etc. in which you are participating. Please note that courses taught between Summer 2015 and Spring 2019 are on our Moodle Archive Server.  Courses taught before Summer 2015 are available as course backups and can be retrieved by request

Moodle is an open-source software program developed by the community of users to support teaching and learning in schools and universities. It is an acronym for “Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.”

Please contact Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship if you have any questions about using Moodle in your courses.


Helpful Moodle Articles



Building a Course in Moodle

Using the Moodle Course Template

How do I add a recorded lecture (or other Mediaspace video file) to my Moodle Course?

How do I add a streaming (Library-owned) video to a Moodle course site?

How do I make my course visible to students on Moodle?

How do I add a Teaching Assistant to my course in Moodle?


Communicating in Moodle

How do I email my students through Moodle?

How do I create a Forum in Moodle?

How do I add an online writing space ("Diary") in Moodle for student reflection?

How do I schedule student appointments in Moodle?

I added a forum (or forums) to my Moodle course. How do I view all the forum posts by a particular student?


Assessing Student Work

How do I assess student learning in Moodle?

How do I create an Assignment in Moodle?

How do I weight grades in Moodle?

I added a forum (or forums) to my Moodle course. How do I view all the forum posts by a particular student?

How do I create a Turnitin assignment in Moodle?

I created a Turnitin assignment in my Moodle course. How do I change the assignment due date?

How do I view Turnitin originality reports for my students?

How do I run a student's paper through Turnitin using a hidden assignment in Moodle?

I restricted my assignment submissions to a particular group of students. How do I view just that group's submissions?


Quizzes in Moodle

Quiz Quick Guide

Building a Quiz

How do I allow extra time on a Moodle exam for students who are allowed additional time?


Student Engagement in Moodle

How do I determine the last time a student visited my course in Moodle?

I added a forum (or forums) to my Moodle course. How do I view all the forum posts by a particular student?


Other Topics

Recording Attendance Using the Attendance Activity in Moodle

How do I see my photo roster in Moodle?

Scheduling Student Appointments Using the Scheduler in Moodle

How do I check if a student is enrolled in my Moodle course?

How do I take attendance in Moodle?

One of my students cannot view my course in Moodle. What is the problem?

I can't find my list of courses (or my grades) in Moodle? What happened?

Request a Community Moodle Site



How do I submit an assignment in Moodle?

I submitted an Assignment via Moodle. How do I find my instructor's feedback?

My Instructor is using Turnitin to provide feedback on my assignment. How do I find his/her comments?

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