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Moodle at SUNY Optometry

What is Moodle?

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is an online learning management system and provides course rooms to teachers, lecturers and/or professors. All registered SUNY Optometry faculty, staff and students using their network account (userxxxx) can access it. It is available both on campus and externally to anyone having access to the Internet. In Moodle, each form of learning is called a “course”. There is no difference between “Seminar”, “Training”, “Course”, or other designations.

Moodle is a free, open source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. It is the most widely used LMS in the world and currently has over 90 million users world-wide (and growing!).

Moodle is used by SUNY Optometry to support lecturers in delivering online learning. It has a range of functionality, which can combine and enhance the traditional learning environment in an online setting.  This functionality includes content management, email, discussion, calendar and chat room to enhance teacher to student communication. It is intended to complement and enhance face-to-face lecturing.

Where is Moodle available at SUNY Optometry?

Moodle is accessible from

How do I log-in to Moodle?

All registered SUNY Optometry faculty, staff and students can log in by entering your network username (userxxxx) and password in the login area.

Moodle Resources for Students

Moodle Resources for Faculty