Haverford college uses Moodle as the learning management system (LMS) for academic courses. In addition, many committees, student groups, and other organizations use Moodle as well.
The information below will help you log in and learn more about the system.
New as of May 27, 2015
On May 27, 2015 IITS launched a preview of the new Moodle version, Moodle 2.8. Our 2015-2016 Moodle site offers many usability improvements and a number of new features,
Changes for all users
Many of the changes will help students, faculty and staff navigate more quickly within Moodle and work with the program more easily. The following features will benefit all users:
- Improved navigation within and between courses
- Responsive design to let you access materials from any device
- New text editor to autosave entries, allow image drag & drop, Math TeX editing, more
- Accessibility features like: quick adjust for font size, change background colors, use text-to-speech, more
Changes for faculty and course builders
In addition, there a number of new tools and features for faculty and course builders:
- Enhanced assignment and quiz activities to help you better assess students
- Gradebook overhaul with “natural” grading option, better scrolling, bulk grading options, and grade histories
- Export discussion forums for off-line review and archiving
- New wiki and blog tools better integrate with course
- Take attendance in Moodle and link attendance directly to gradebook
Watch the video below, “A short introduction to Moodle” to get started.
- Go to moodle.haverford.edu and explore
Log in with your Haverford username and password (do not include @haverford.edu)
- Quick Guide to Using Moodle
- Lynda.com Moodle 2.8 Essential Training w/Kevin Kelly
Design and Build Course Sites
All Haverford academic courses have course sites available on Moodle. These courses and enrollments are created automatically from our BIONIC information system. However, students only have access to course sites that teachers make available.
Learn how to create Moodle courses with the Creating Moodle Courses series. Creating Moodle Courses has several components, which are best understood when read in order:
- What’s in a Course Shell?
- Course Design And Settings
- Adding Course Content
- Making your Course Visible to Students — warning, you need to take action for this
- Understanding Course Enrollments