Moodle Information

Heidelberg uses Moodle as its online learning management system (LMS). Moodle is an open source web application used worldwide that enables educators "... to create effective online learning sites" (quote from Moodle). Many of our instructors make use of Moodle to supplement their course resources.

Coming in Summer 2018:  Canvas will replace Moodle as our core LMS. Stay tuned for details!

Accessing Moodle

  • Log in to Moodle using your Heidelberg NetID and password. Your NetID is the first portion of your campus email address (without the ""). For more information about your NetID, visit our Computing Account Information page, or review our Changing Your NetID Password document for information on setting or resetting your password.
  • Your instructor may give you a specific enrollment key for your course. You'll use that key to enroll yourself in the course's online content the first time you visit the course's Moodle site.

Moodle Help and Documentation

There are many resources and tutorials available on the Web. Some of the ones we find most useful include:

  • Managing a Moodle course (the "official" documentation)
  • Let's Moodle: Series of 8 How to Videos for Educators (a set of YouTube videos)
  • MoodleNews (a frequenty updated site with news about Moodle and links to training resources; some items are of interest mainly to Moodle administrators, but other items are of interest to faculty who use Moodle)
  • Instructors: If you're new to Moodle 2, or simply want a refresher, we encourage you to review our Moodle 2 videos. Visit our YouTube channel for more info. If you wish to have a course created for you on the Moodle system, please contact our Helpdesk.