Getting Started with Moodle


Moodle Quick Links

General Information

Instructional Technology Quick Links


How do I log-in to Moodle?

  • Go to www.elon.edu/moodle OR Look under "Tools" on E-Net and select Moodle.
  • Use your Elon username and password.

How and when can I learn to use Moodle?

How do I get a course/organization/department shell created?

  • After the list of courses is approved and released from the Registrar's office for each semester or term, a systems operation is performed to create course shells in Moodle.
  • If you need an organizational or departmental site, or require a course shell before the system operation is performed, contact the Technology Service Desk at x5200, or email servicedesk@elon.edu, and a course shell will be created for you. Be sure to include the complete name of your organization, department, or course and section number.

How do I enroll or unenroll students in Moodle?

  • Students are automatically loaded into your courses directly from Colleague two weeks before the start of a semester. This is a systems operation, and does not require any action on your part. Students who drop a course are automatically processed as well. Please note that it may take up to 72 hours for a student to be removed from your course.

How do I assign administrator rights in a Moodle course?

  • Simply change the user's role in Moodle from 'Student' to 'Teacher.'

How do I upload files?

  • Uploading a file is called "File" under "Add an activity or resource".

How do I make a course available or not available?

How do I report grades at the end of the term?

  • You must enter official final grades manually into On Track. The grades in Moodle are for your reference only and are not connected to any other systems.

Moodle is entirely separate from On Track. Moodle is a Learning Management System, intended for use by faculty and students for teaching and learning purposes only. OnTrack is linked directly to Colleague, the university's enterprise operating system. When you enter grades through On Track, they are being entered into the university's official records.

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