Moodle Resources for Faculty

Moodle provides you with the tools to organize your course online. Through Moodle, you can communicate with your students, provide content, provide assessment, provide grades, and take attendance. The system may be used as a complement to your instructor-led course or as the setting for your hybrid course. It is highly recommended that you, as an instructor and facilitator, utilize Moodle.  

Reasons to use Moodle with a face-to-face class

  • Engage students and prepare them for technology use in their future endeavors
  • Increase interaction with students
  • Establish a learning community outside of the face-to-face classroom
  • Familiarize students with interactive content
  • Be prepared for days when you cannot meet face-to-face
  • Minimize the use of paper

Faculty Resources

Getting Started with the LMS

What is my username?

Your user name is the first part of your lincoln email, i.e. jsmith

How do I login?

View this login video or follow the directions below.

  1. Go to Lincoln University’s home page
  2. Click on Quick Links
  3. Click on Lincoln Online
  4. On the right side, click Log in to Blackboard Open
  5. This is the Moodle Landing page
  6. On the top right corner, click Login
  7. Click Forgotten your user name or password
  8. Type in the first part of your Lincoln email
  9. Click search
  10. Check your Lincoln email account for an email from “Admin User”
  11.  Click on email from Admin User
  12. Click on the large link in the email
  13. You are now at the page to set your password
  14.  Your password has to be at least 8 (eight) characters (must include one capital, one lower case, one number, one non-alphanumerical character)
  15. Type your password in the first box
  16. Type your password in the second box to confirm
  17. Click Save changes
  18. You are now on your LMS Dashboard
What do I do if I forgot my password?

You will repeat the same steps you took to create your password when you first logged in:

  1. On the top right corner of the LMS landing page, click Login
  2. Click Forgotten your user name or password
  3. Type in the first part of your Lincoln email
  4. Click search
  5. Check your Lincoln email account for an email from “Admin User”
  6.  Click on email from Admin User
  7. Click on the large link in the email
  8. You are now at the page to set your password
  9.  Your password has to be at least 8 (eight) characters (must include one capital, one lower case, one number, one non-alphanumerical character)
  10. Type your password in the first box
  11. Type your password in the second box to confirm
  12. Click Save changes
  13. You are now on your LMS Dashboard
What are some of the basics of Moodle?
What is one of the most popular grade aggregations?

One of the most popular grade aggregations is weighted mean of grades.  You may set this up in your Moodle course by following the instructions on this Moodle gradebook tip sheet.

How do I export grades?

You may export your grades into an Excel file by following the directions in this Moodle export grades tip sheet.

How do I set up QuickMail

You may set up QuickMail and easily email students from within Moodle by following the instructions in the Moodle quickmail tip sheet.