Moodle is open source software for managing the web-based access to classes. At Oglethorpe, courses are automatically created and students are automatically enrolled, based on information from the registrar.
Using Moodle, students can see who their classmates and instructors are for each class and send them e-mail or messages. Instructors can use Moodle to make announcements, distribute materials, collect assignments, assign grades, take attendance or participation, provide on-line quizzes, manage e-mail-based discussion groups, and much more.
To log in to Moodle, either enter http://moodle.oglethorpe.edu in your browser’s address bar, or go to Oglethorpe’s homepage (www.oglethorpe.edu) and select “Moodle” from the bulleted list at the bottom of the page. Use your Oglethorpe e-mail account name and password to log in.
After you log in, you will be on the Moodle front page. On the left is a list of your current courses, organized by session and department. Click on the session, department and course name, to see the front page of that course.
On the front page of the course, you will see links to Participants (the other people in the course), Electronic Reserves (materials reserved for your course through the library), News Forum (mass e-mails sent to class members by the instructor), and potentially the syllabus and other class materials.
You will also see a link to Profile, where you can customize the information you want to make available to others and upload your picture.