DotED Summer Refresh!

DotED has been upgraded to the most current Moodle release (version 3.2.2) for SU17. Improvements are focused on enhanced responsiveness, overall all performance, and user experience. All core activities and resources remain unchanged from the previous version. In addition, the theme has been refreshed to maintain currency with ArtCenter’s visual identity system.

Improvements include:

  • New two-column layout that provides more space for video, images, and other media to be displayed in course sites.
  • Quick access to important setting via the gear icon on the right side of the screen.
  • Dynamic navigation menu throughout the platform.
  • Refreshed interface for improved usability and mobile device compatibility.

All courses and accounts are automatically updated—you don’t need to do anything to activate the enhancements. Documentation has been updated to reflect the new system. Please contact us at if you’d like assistance.

Digital Teaching Lab

The DTL Lab emerged from ArtCenter’s desire to explore new pedagogical models and support services through the use of technology. DTL South is equipped with a Mac Pro loaded with instructional design/multimedia software such as: Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, VoiceThread, Screenflow, and Articulate. We also have a scanning equipment and several tools to digitally record demonstrations and lectures* including an Elmo document camera and several iPad Pro tablets for use both in the space and on location.


ArtCenter uses a Learning Management System (LMS) that we call DotED to host educational content online. Every class has an online component that must be activated by the instructor at the beginning of each term in order to be visible to the students enrolled in the course.

DotED for Students

If the Course link on your Inside ArtCenter dashboard is active, you will have access to the online section of your course. If the link is inactive, please contact your instructor for more information on if they are using DotED for your class.

DotED for Faculty

DotED is an ideal location for an online course syllabus, weekly readings, assignments, quizzes, and more. We also offer in person training sessions, please contact us at for more information.


As of Spring term 2016, all ArtCenter students, faculty, and staff have free access to Lynda and all of the video tutorials, exercise files, and content on the site. Please see below for information on how to set up your free account.