The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is a place where experts in technology, library sciences, and education work together under one roof to support the work of the Davidson community of scholars—from first-year students to tenured professors. The center is located in the renovated E.H. Little Library with a satellite tutoring location in the South basement of Chambers.
Upcoming Events
Throughout the year the center offers events, presentations, seminars, and workshops that explore innovations in communication and technology and the ways they affect teaching and learning. From new ideas to best practices, we’re here to help you stay at the forefront.
  • Moodle Training 2015

    We invite faculty to drop in for Moodle training sessions with instructional technology staff in Studio D (Library 1016) every Thursday morning from July 23 until the first day of classes. No RSVP is required. Below is the outline for the sessions, to be repeated weekly. We encourage faculty to take advantage of these drop-in sessions, but if you have a conflict and need to schedule an individual appointment, please contact Paul Brantley (| ext 2897).

    Morning Sessions

    10:00 am     What’s New in Moodle 2.8?
    10:30 am     Moodle Quizzes and the Respondus LockDown Browser
    11:00 am     Moodle Assignments and the Gradebook
    11:30 am     Moodle Forums and Groups

    Online Training for New Moodle Users ( recently added training for Moodle 2.8, the version we are using at Davidson. For faculty who are new to Moodle, this is an excellent place to start. Steps to access Lynda, plus a recommended subset of the Lynda training materials, are presented below:

    1. With your browser, go to and login with your Davidson credentials.
    2. Search for “Moodle 2.8 Essential Training.”

    Recommended sections in Lynda’s “Moodle 2.8 Essential Training”:

    1. Getting Ready to Teach with Moodle
      – Navigating a Moodle course (first 2 minutes only)
    2. Preparing Your Course in Moodle
      – Editing course settings (4m 15 s)
      – Editing topic areas (5m 31s)
    3. Managing Course Resources in Moodle
      – Organizing your course with labels and folders (3m 28s)
      – Uploading files for students to download (2m 23s)
      – Creating links to external websites (2m 47s)
      – Creating Moodle webpages (3m 44s)
    4. Managing Course Participants in Moodle
      – Adding students or teaching assistants manually to your course (3m 27s)
      – Switching roles to see what students see (1m 9s)
      – Creating groups for collaborative work (5m 28s)
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    6. Facilitating Activities with Moodle
      – Setting up class discussions with forums (6m 34s)
    7. Assessing Learning in Moodle
      – Entire section is great for quizzes and assignments
    8. Course Administration in Moodle
      – Entire section is great if you plan to use the gradebook