Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is the NDUS supported learning management system (LMS). Moodle uses courses that contain activities and resources. Currently, there are more than 20 different types of customizable activities available (forums, glossaries, wikis, assignments, quizzes, choices (polls), attendance, flashcards, photo galleries, databases, etc.). The main power of this activity-based model comes in combining the activities into sequences and groups, which can guide participants through customized learning paths.

Moodle can also embed and link to most every web 2.0 tool, such as, YouTube, Tegrity, blogs, SCORM and IMS packages, etc.

There are a number of other tools that make it easier to build communities of learners, including blogs, instant messaging, web conferencing, wikis, participant lists, etc.


Moodle brings all the pieces of a face to face course and puts then in a nicely organized online environment. Moodle provides a central course where students and teachers can access the tools and resources anytime anywhere. Moodle allows students to easily retrieve and submit assignments, take assessments and find other course resources. Using Moodle allows teachers to use less paper, easily manage materials, automatically grade quiz and other assessments.


NDUS offers Moodle in two flavors; academic and community.

Academic –
The academic Moodle is available to all campuses within the NDUS and is the primary LMS at four of them: Dakota College at Bottineau, Dickinson State University, Mayville State University, and Williston State University. If you are taking courses at any of these four campuses, you have likely been using Moodle.
Community –
Community Moodle is available for all non-credit courses, compliance trainings, and various other non-academic purposes.



Ask a question we may share the answer here!


Contact your institution’s Moodle Administrator


Visit the NDUS help desk website at (live chat available)
Phone: 866-457-6387