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 and as the setting for your hybrid or online course. It is highly recommended that you, as an instructor and facilitator, utilize Moodle.  

First step: Course Design

At a minimum include the following in your online or web-enhanced course

  • Welcome Statement - should include: professor's name, office location, contact information and office hours
  • Upload your syllabus to the first module/topic
  • Set up your gradebook
  • Create and label your topics
  • Add your content to each module including quizzes, forums, assignments, PDF files, PowerPoints, videos, links to articles, and other course materials

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.

How do I set up attendance?

You may set up Moodle attendance by following the instructions on this Moodle attendance tip sheet.

How do I add a forum/discussion to Moodle and generate effective online discussions?

You have several options for forums/discussions.  Use forums for your discussion assignments.  Also, you may offer open discussions where anyone can start a discussion.  Open Forums are used for FAQs and general topics.

Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions

Use a Discussion Rubric: Sample Discussion Rubric

How do I add my own multiple choice questions to Moodle?

To add your own multiple choice questions to your question bank in Moodle, use the Aiken format and create your questions in a text editor. Follow the directions closely to prevent errors when you upload the UTF-8 document.  After you have added your questions to your question bank, you will create your quiz.

How do I import content from one course to another?

These directions for importing content from one course to another are easy to follow. 

If you have any issues, contact the Moodle Helpline:

  • 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday, 1-800-340-5462 
How do I set up an assignment?

The assignment activity provides a space into which students can submit work for teachers to grade and give feedback on. This saves on paper and is more efficient than email. 

You, also, have the option to use Turnitin via Moodle to submit assignments. In Moodle, the name of this activity is Turnitin Assignment 2.  

If you have any issues, contact the Moodle Helpline:

  • 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday, 1-800-340-5462 
How do I set up chat?

The chat activity may be used for real-time synchronous discussions. These chat set up directions will assit you in setting up your chat.  You can set up a one-time chat in each module or a repeating chat.  Further directions are located on the Moodle.org website.

How do I extend an assignment for a student who needs more time?

Moodle provides user override, which allows you to extend time.  Please view the Extension for Activities directions