What is Moodle?

Moodle is a software tool used by Trinity faculty for producing and delivering Internet-based content for courses or for putting complete courses online. You may hear Moodle described as a course management system (CMS) or a learning management system (LMS). Every Trinity student has a Moodle account, so whenever a professor enrolls you in a course, you will see that course when you log into Moodle.


What can Moodle do?

Moodle allows professors to organize and make available to their students a variety of resources and activities. These might include a syllabus, assignments, media files, web resources, interactive activities, discussion forums, quizzes, polls, wikis, announcements, and drop boxes for submitting assignments. Moodle can also be used to send email messages or to chat in real time. Many professors also choose to use the Moodle grade book so students can see their grades online. Individual professors can choose which of these resources and activities to include in their courses.


How do I access Moodle?

You can access your Moodle account by going to To log in, use the same username and password as your Student Portal.

yAbout Trinity’s Network


Trinity’s network uses advanced, next generation firewall technology to protect both the campus network and those using it. Computer Services recommends using Microsoft Windows Defender, a free antivirus program provided by Microsoft and included in all versions of Windows 10.



Trinity has 600mb of bandwidth available for internet browsing.



Trinity has two main Wi-Fi networks:

  • TrinAir is for students, staff and faculty use.
  • TrinAir-Guest is for campus guest use, as well as for devices which do not support connecting to TrinAir.


Content Filtering

To promote Christ-centered computing we have enabled content filtering for sites that do not align with the mission of the college. We promote the use of the internet for academic and educational purposes. If you feel a site is being blocked incorrectly, please contact Computer Services 708.239.4858



Ethernet connections are available in every dorm. Ethernet cables are not provided to students. If you believe a port is not functioning properly, please contact Computer Services 708.239.4858


Supported/Unsupported Devices

Supported Not Supported
Computers Routers
Entertainment Devices Wireless Access Points
Gaming Consoles* Wireless Printers**
Mobile Devices/Tablets

*Devices may require pre-registration.
**Users with wireless printers cannot utilize the wireless printing function, but may still use the printer connected directly to the pc.

lComputer Recommendation

For those looking to bring a personal computer to campus, we have some general guidelines to ensure a positive personal computing experience.


Consider that hardware purchased as an incoming freshman may need to last for the entire academic career. Please consider investing in hardware that will last and continue to perform well after four or more years.

*Note: These are not requirements, rather guidelines and suggestions. Most computers will work for students.


Windows PC
Minimum Recommended
Processor: Core i3 Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB 8 GB
Hard Drive: 128 GB SSD 256 GB or larger SSD
Operating System: Windows 10 Windows 10
Wireless: 802.11 G/N 5GHZ Support 802.11 N/AC
Software: Microsoft Office 2016* Microsoft Office 2016*

*Note: Complimentary Office 365 is available to all students, faculty, and staff members.

Minimum Recommended
Processor: Core i3 Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB 8 GB
Hard Drive: 128 GB SSD 256 GB or larger SSD
Operating System: macOS Sierra macOS High Sierra
Wireless: 802.11 G/N 5GHZ Support 802.11 N/AC
Software: Microsoft Office 2016* Microsoft Office 2016*

*Note: Complimentary Office 365 is available to all students, faculty, and staff members.

gEducational Pricing

While Trinity does not provide computer/tablet sales, there is educational pricing options for Trinity students from these companies below. Click a logo below to be redirected to a site to purchase needed technology at a discounted price. The deals on these sites are not controlled by Trinity, but do offer significant discounts to students and in some cases faculty.



In support of its mission to provide a Biblically informed liberal arts education, the college provides access to information technology resources within its institutional priorities and financial capabilities. Access to these resources is a privilege granted to college students, faculty and staff. The college reserves the right to monitor the use of these resources and restrict or deny its use.


Information technology resources are to be used to explore and apply the implications of a Christian worldview to all areas of learning, working and living. These resources are to be used for legitimate instructional, research and administrative purposes. Limited personal use is allowed, but these resources may not be used for personal financial gain.


Information technology resources are to be used in ways that demonstrate Christian integrity and love. Those provided with access to these resources are expected to use them in ways that are consistent with the mission and purpose of the college and in compliance with college procedures and relevant state and federal laws. Users are expected to respect the integrity of information technology facilities and systems, honor the rights and privileges of fellow users, and exercise discernment and stewardship in their use of technology.

eDisciplinary Procedures

Computer information personnel or residence hall staff will be the first line of monitoring and enforcement of college policies and procedures as detailed in this document. Others may report alleged violations directly to the Dean of Students for investigation.


Alleged student violations of the above policies may be referred to the Campus Judicial Committee, which is appointed annually by the Dean of Students. This board comprised of students and faculty will review the evidence, hear from the parties involved, and recommend disciplinary action to the Dean of Students, who will act on the recommendation. The decision of the Dean of Students may be appealed to the college President, whose decision is final. The full range of disciplinary sanctions is available to decision making individuals or groups, including the loss of computer use privileges to dismissal from the college.

rHow Do I Change or Reset My Password?

To change or reset your password, please visit our Password Portal here.
For further assistance, please refer to this instructional guide.