Classroom Tools

Spotlight on Learning Management Systems at Bard




Moodle is Bard’s official learning management system. What it does well: forum discussions, document sharing, quizzes made from question banks. What it does less well: gradebook, collaborative work, sharing large files.


Request your Moodle2 course site. Then, schedule a quick introduction to Moodle2.

We’ll help you customize your new course site.




Google Classroom (beginning Fall 2017)

Google Classroom is part of Google Apps for Education (G Suite).

This application offers an interactive classroom collaboration space.

It’s well integrated with Google Drive, Docs, Calendar and Forms (for creating Quizzes).

Log in to your Bard Google account, click the Google Apps Launcher icon  

in the upper right corner of your web browser.

Select “Classroom.” Request Teacher Access.

Once this has been granted, you can create your new Classroom sites.



Courseblogs (academic WordPress sites)



Think of a courseblog as a self-published web site for your class.

Because it is WordPress, it’s aesthetically pleasing and a little too easy to customize.

The format encourages collaborative work and resource sharing (including media files).

Your blog can be publicly visible or private (visible only to your enrolled students).


Request your courseblog, then meet with us to start customizing it.