Announcing Moodle as Middlebury’s Course Management System

Dear Colleagues,

Beginning in Fall 2011, Middlebury will be adopting a new course management system, named Moodle, to replace Segue, our current system.

After extensive interviews with faculty and students, surveys, focus groups and a pilot conducted during the spring semester,  we have chosen this system because Moodle’s features best support the sort of teaching and learning that happens on campus. Moodle has been widely adopted by many small, liberal arts colleges and has a proven track record in meeting the needs of institutions like ours.

Moodle includes a number of features that you have requested, including:

  • online assessment
  • a gradebook
  • electronic discussion fora
  • and file uploading and downloading.

During the summer and prior to the beginning of the fall semester, we will hold orientation sessions, training, and work sessions to familiarize you with this new tool. As well, the LIS Digital Media Tutors, working in the Wilson Media Lab, will available throughout the summer to help you develop fall course websites.

For those of you who have used Segue in the past, LIS is working on a solution to most effectively and easily transfer your content from Segue. More information on this particular issue will be forthcoming.

If you have questions, suggestions or concerns, please contact your LIS liaison. (If you don’t know who that is, you can look it up at Watch your inbox for announcements of training sessions.

Best wishes,

Michael Roy
Dean of Library & Information Services