New to Moodle? Need a refresher? Here are the top 10 most important (and most asked about) things about the Amherst Moodle!

1How do I get to the Amherst Moodle? 

Go to

Once you’re there, add a bookmark to your browser!

2 How do I find my courses?

In the Moodle dashboard, in the Course Overview block, use the filter menu to limit your view to In Progress, Future, Past, etc. Courses will move from Future to In Progress a couple days before classes begin.

You can also use the search box to find courses. For faculty teaching iterations of the same course, include the term code in your search and leave out any dashes (for example “ENGL 115 2223S”).



3 How is a Moodle site organized?

A Moodle site is organized around sections. These sections can be chronological (which is the default), or topical. 

The very top section is good for semester-long resources, and you’ll see it is pre-populated with a few things:

4 Who has access to my Moodle site?

5 How do I email the class?

There are a few different options outlined here. The Announcements forum is a great option. 

6 How do I start editing the site or adding material?

Toggle on Edit Mode in the top right corner.  

edit mode

This video gives a good overview of all features & options:


7 How do I change a section heading, or add text to the section?

Click the pencil icon to change the section heading text, or click Edit Week to add text to the section summary area below the heading. Within the section summary, you can use the Moodle Text Editor to insert media, images, or links, as well as text.

edit section


8 How do I upload a syllabus or other file?

You can drag-and-drop upload any type of file to Moodle. More info here on uploading files. 

upload file


9 How do I navigate within a Moodle site?

Within a course, the left sidebar lets you jump to sections or specific activities. As you scroll down the main course area, it will highlight your current section. You can also use this sidebar to easily move items or sections within your course.

course index

10 How do I add other activities or resources?

The Activity Chooser shows all the other activities and resources you can add to a Moodle site.

 Most popular at Amherst: