Moodle Retirement Schedule
As of January 1st, 2020, Canvas became Butler's official learning management system -- replacing Moodle. Instructors, staff and students will continute to have access to their old Moodle courses through the fall 2020 semester. Moodle enters retirement on December 22nd, 2020.
Moodle was Butler's learning management system from approximately 2012 through 2019. Moodle is an open-source application and is supported by a vast community. In particular, Butler's instance of Moodle was customized for liberal arts institutions and its development was guided by the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) community. Moodle was initially created to ease the creation of online courses. However, it has grown and evolved substantially since its early days and is now a powerful tool for supporting learning in the physical classroom and online. Moodle is known for its flexibility. In part, this comes from its ability to use plugins. Plugins are software programs that work in conjunction with Moodle to extend functionality. Many publishers and educational software developers have created plugins that are compatible with Moodle. Butler's instance of Moodle supports many plugins.