Teaching with Technology

Information Technology

Introduction to Moodle for students 

Accessing Moodle

Moodle is Reed’s learning management system, where students can access materials and activities for their classes. Students can log in to moodle.reed.edu using their Reed College credentials to access course pages for any classes in which they are currently enrolled. Courses for the current term are highlighted under the “current courses” menu on the left side of the Moodle homepage.

Course pages for the upcoming semester usually become available to students the Friday before classes start. Some faculty choose to allow earlier access to their Moodle course pages or choose to keep their course pages inaccessible to students until after the beginning of the semester.

Not all Reed courses use Moodle. If you do not see a Moodle course page for one of the courses you are taking, your professor may not be using Moodle.

If you experience issues accessing your Moodle course pages, please contact us at moodle@reed.edu.

Moodle notifications

Many faculty use Moodle to communicate with their students. Students may receive an email notification when there is a new course announcement, when an assignment has been returned, or when there is a new post in a forum they are subscribed to. Emails have subject lines indicating that they are from Moodle. 


Many classes at Reed use e-reserves. You can find the e-reserves for your classes in Moodle, usually at toward the top of the course page. The reserves are listed in alphabetical order by author last name and are available either by link or for download.

Moodle assignments, quizzes, and other activities

Moodle is adaptable, and faculty use it in a wide variety of ways. If you have questions about using the resources or activities on a specific Moodle course page, please contact your professor. If you experience technical issues while using Moodle, get in touch with us at moodle@reed.edu.