Moodle Quick Links

General Information

Quick Help for Faculty or Organizational Leaders

Need help working with videos in Moodle? Check out our Kaltura documentation (main campus) or MediaSpace documentation (Law School only).
Moodle Overview

Also known as learning management system or course management system

Description Elon has partnered with eThink, a provider of e-learning solutions, for our campus installation of Moodle. Students may encounter Moodle in their courses and student organizations. Instructors may use the features in Moodle in a number of ways.
Available to Faculty
Service availability Elon does not currently support connecting to Moodle via Moodle Apps. At this time you must use the browser on your mobile device to access Moodle. If you are interested in Elon adding the ability to access Moodle via apps, please email Moodle is available online 24/7 at
Request service You have access to Moodle when your email username is created.
  • Academic courses: Courses are automatically created and students are automatically enrolled in the appropriate courses based upon their registration.
  • Organizations and Departments: Contact the Technology Service Desk at 278-5200 to request a Moodle site.
  • Make course materials and information available to students 24/7
  • Link to library resources, videos, or other websites
  • Provide supplementary reading materials
  • Post announcements
  • Take attendance
  • Enhance student-to-student interaction with the use of discussion boards, wikis, and groups
  • Assess students through assignments and quizzes
  • More ideas can be found on the Moodle Musings Technology blog
Training and support

Getting Started

Uploading Files


The Gradebook and Grading

Video in Moodle


Advanced Moodle Features

Assignments and Advanced Forums

The Book, Lesson, and Choice Tools



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Active Moodle Plugins
Add a NowComment document to Moodle
Common Actions in the Moodle Book
Embed Twitter Widget into Moodle
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Getting Started with Moodle
How to Add a Grade Category in Moodle
How to Add a Grade Item in Moodle
How to Add a User to a Moodle Course
How to Add a User Photo in Moodle
How to Add an Existing MediaCore Video into Moodle
How to Add Files to a Text Box in Moodle
How to Add Students to a Group in Moodle
How to arrange courses in Moodle
How To Backup Your Course in Moodle
How to Collect Assignments from Groups
How to Create a Book in Moodle
How to Create Group Discussion Forums
How to Create a Mozilla Backpack Account
How to Create Assignments in Moodle
How to Create a Choice activity in Moodle
How to Create a Database Widget in Moodle
How to Create a Grade History Report in Moodle
How to Curve Grades in Moodle
How to Display Badges earned elsewhere within Moodle
How to Display your Badges Publicly Outside of Elon
How to Email Your Students through Moodle
How to Embed non-YouTube Videos in Moodle
How to Embed YouTube Videos in Moodle
How to Enable Feedback Files in Moodle
How to Export Student Grade Data from Moodle
How to Extend Test Time or Availability for a Student in Moodle
How to Fix Orphaned Activities
How to Grade Manual Grade Items in Moodle
How to Grade Using Single View
The Easy Way to Grade Essay Questions in Moodle
How to Import Content from Previous Courses
How to Import Grades from a CSV File into Moodle
How to Link Courses Together in Moodle
How to Make Groups in Moodle
How to Make Your Moodle Course Available to Students
How to Paste from Excel to your Moodle Gradebook
How to Quickly Enter Grades for 'Offline' Work in Moodle
How to Remove a Grade Item (Column) in Moodle
How to Remove a Student from a Moodle Course
How to Remove Old Courses in Moodle
How to Remove the News Forum in Moodle
How to Reply to a Q&A Forum as a Student
How to Set Up the Moodle Mobile App (iOS)
How to Setup your Moodle Grade Book with Weighted Grades
How to Take Attendance in Moodle
How to Turn Editing On In Moodle
How to View Moodle as a Student
How to view your badges in Moodle
Lesson Activity Settings in Moodle
Optional Moodle Quiz Lessons
Quiz Lesson 1 - How to Create Quizzes in Moodle
Quiz Lesson 2 - Adding Questions into a Quiz in Moodle
Using Dropbox in the Moodle File Picker
Using Flickr in the Moodle File Picker
Using Google Drive in the Moodle File Picker
Using Wikimedia in the Moodle File Picker
Working around the My Courses List in Moodle