Moodle Knowledgebase


The Moodle environment is maintained by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).
If you aren’t finding what you’re looking for, please contact Kristi Burch.

How to Navigate the Knowledgebase:

FREQUENT TOPICS SIDEBAR: Links to the most common questions I’m asked and how to accomplish those tasks.

New Features!!: New things you need to know about Moodle! (Start Here)

Getting Started: The basics, FAQ, Course structure

Administration: Managing content, Users, Groups

Gradebook: Everything I can teach you virtually about the gradebook – for more contact me.

Course Activities: An overview of each activity available in Moodle, how to set it up, use it, and common questions/configurations.

Course Resources: An overview of each resource type available in Moodle, how to set it up, and use it.

Just for Students: A few resources that apply strictly to students – refer them to this section if they need help or have them contact me.


More information about Moodle if you care to read:

Why would you use Moodle?
  • Moodle serves as an online option for faculty to organize and distribute course materials, such as syllabi, assignments, project or lecture notes, videos, calendar of events, PowerPoint presentations, or links to other material.  Many faculty at Centre use Moodle for online discussion forums, quizzes, and other collaborative learning assignments such as blogs and wikis. The integrated Moodle gradebook is a popular feature many faculty use, so that both faculty member and student can track grades throughout the semester.
How do Moodle sites get created for Centre courses?
  • Moodle sites are automatically created for all Centre courses each semester, and all students registered for a particular course are automatically added to that course along with the instructor(s). Other courses, such as Metacourses for multiple sections of courses, Group Working Sites, and Test Sites are created manually by the CTL.
What other groups use Moodle sites at Centre?
  • Many campus committees, organizations, academic and staff offices, and other groups create Moodle sites to organize and distribute documents and links to those in the “course”.  Some examples of these sites are Brown Fellows,  Bonner Scholars, Faculty Development Committee, Advising, and many more.
  • If you are interested in a Moodle site for your organization, committee, etc., please Click Here and tell us the title, how the site will be used, and who will be organizing it.