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  • Moodle is a widely-used open source learning management system (LMS), that can be used to deliver course content and host online learning activities.  For each term you teach an on-campus class, you must request a Moodle course in SPIRE. You can request your Moodle course for an upcoming class when...
  • Moodle Backup Files FAQ What is an .mbz file? A Moodle Backup File (.mbz) is a compressed archive of a Moodle course that can be used to restore a course within Moodle. The file preserves course contents, structure and settings, but does not include student work or grades. During the transition...
  • Instructors & Facilitators What is an "Ad Hoc Community Course"? Ad Hoc courses in Moodle allow non-credit courses, online trainings, collaborative groups, and other course-like activities to be hosted on umass.moonami.com if they are not officially listed as classes in SPIRE. Ad Hoc courses...
  • I am having trouble logging into Moodle. What should I do? Anyone with an active IT Account should be able to log in to Moodle. Make sure you are using the correct NetID (IT Account user name) and password. Make sure the computer you are using meets IT's Recommended and Minimum Computer...
  • OPEN UMass (open.umass.edu) is a pilot installation of Moodle designed for use by open courses (MOOCs), and community based projects requiring enrollment of off-campus participants. Although both OPEN UMass and Moodle at UMass Amherst (moodle.umass.edu) use Moodle for a Learning Management System,...
  • I am a UMass Amherst student.  Why can’t I access open.umass.edu Moodle courses from Moodle at UMass Amherst? Although they both use Moodle for a Learning Management System, open.umass.edu is a separate Moodle installation designed for use by MOOCs, open courses, and open communities in which...