Moodle: New Non-Academic Course


  • Request a non-academic course site, such as an organization site for a club or committee or a sandbox site for experimentation and testing.
  • Non-academic Moodle sites have the same features and functionality as academic course sites:
    • Access can be limited to people enrolled in the site.  
    • You can set up Activities such as Forums, Quizzes, and Questionnaires to solicit information from course participants or enable them to collaborate.
    • You can create multi-page informational Resources (Lessons and Books).   
  • Full participation in Moodle requires a Bi-Co userID and password, although Swarthmore affiliates can be given access in certain cases. Although you can enable Guest Access to make Course Resources visible to people outside the Tri-Co, guests cannot participate in course activities.   
  • If you need a place for a group of people to share files and/or links, a OneDrive folder or a bibliographic tool like Zotero, may be a better option, particularly if some participants are outside the Bi-Co. The Educational and Scholarly Technology team is happy to consult with you to find the best tool for your needs. 

Getting Started

  • Click on the button to Request a Non-Academic Course and fill out the form.
  • A member of the Educational and Scholarly Technology team will contact you once course is ready or if they have questions.  


  • How-to guides for Moodle are available via Ask Athena's Moodle category and MoodleDocs (we are running Moodle v3.11).
  • Email questions to Questions sent via the Help Desk will go the entire Educational and Scholarly Technology team, ensuring someone can get back to you as quickly as possible. 
  • Set up an appointment with a member of the Educational and Scholarly Technology team. We are happy to meet one-on-one to troubleshoot, help set up Moodle courses and activities, or help you identify tools that best meet your needs. We can meeting via phone or Zoom if you are off-campus. 


  • This service is available to all Bryn Mawr College faculty, staff, and students who need to a site with the Moodle features described above. 
  • This service is for non-academic courses onlyThe Registrar's Office creates academic courses.  
Request Non-Academic Course


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