Getting started with Moodle in 60 minutes: A guided tutorial

This hands-on tutorial introduces you to using Moodle for sharing information and communicating with your students. Through exercises working with your own course materials, you will learn how to:

  • Post your syllabus and other documents.
  • Create links to web-based content, such as videos and articles.
  • Organize online course material.
  • Set up discussion forums.

Four sessions are offered, all in the Barker Room at the Frost Library:

  • Wednesday, August 26: 10am
  • Tuesday, September 1: 2pm
  • Wednesday, September 2: 2pm
  • Wednesday, September 16: 3pm

Contact hari stephen kumar for more info, and register at:


IT Services

Information Technology provides a variety of services to faculty members, including computers, email, network drives, common software, web pages, and other resources. The Academic Technology Services division of IT can assist you with your technology needs for teaching, the classroom, and research, including the Moodle learning management system for course web sites, e-reserves and audio/video reserves. The AC Data web site provides faculty members with real-time access to class lists, advisee schedules, and advisee transcripts. The IT service desk ( or (413)542-2526) is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and students staff the desk in the evenings and on weekends.  For more information, visit the IT web site.

Academic Technology Consultants

Academic technology consultants are skilled in technologies that can enhance in-class time, course assignments and projects, and data collection and analysis, to name a few. They offer individual consultation, provide instruction to classes or small groups, and help develop useful learning tools. They also work closely with the library’s subject librarians, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE), the Writing and Quantitative Centers, and others to support instruction and research. An in-house instructional designer can help faculty explore how technology might be employed to create a more effective classroom experience. For more information, please click here.

Instructional Design

hari stephen kumar is Amherst College's Instructional Designer. hari's services cover a wide range of teaching and learning matters, including course design, student engagement, innovative pedagogies, assessment and evaluation, and integrating technologies with teaching. hari specializes in active learner-centered teaching and fostering collaborative learning communities. For more information, click here.

Moodle Hotline and Training for Faculty

If you are interested in attending a workshop for Moodle, please call Information Technology Support Services at x2526 to inquire about workshop schedules for Moodle. If you have immediate questions about Moodle at Amherst College, please contact IT. You may also visit the Moodle Knowledge Base for immediate information.

Information Security Training

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all employees of the college receive training on information security. Please visit the Information Technology website to find out about the schedule for security training.

Computers for Faculty

By now you have most likely received the computer that the college provides; but if you need any assistance or need other computing resources, don’t hesitate to contact Information Technology Support Services at x2526. For more information about the computing resources we provide, please click here.