Get Started with Moodle

How do I log-in to Moodle?

  • Go to You can also access Moodle from Elon’s website at Select "Resources" from the topmost menu, and then "Moodle".

  • Your user name is the first part of your email address (ex. If the email address is, then the user name is jdoe2). Your password is the same as the one you created for OnTrack.

  • Please visit our article on Setting up the Moodle app to learn how to access Moodle from your mobile device. 

How and when can I learn to use Moodle?

  • Moodle training sessions are offered regularly by Teaching and Learning Technologies. Please visit our calendar to view upcoming training sessions. These training sessions are also published in the monthly TLT newsletter.

  • The Knowledge Base also contains many articles on navigating Moodle. See our Moodle articles here. For information beyond those articles, see Moodle's Teacher guide and User guide.

  • Visit Moodle Quick Start Templates to learn more about how you can get pre-built course structures. A request will need to be made in order to add this to your course.

When are my courses available in Moodle?

  • After the list of courses is approved and released from the Registrar's Office for each semester or term, a systems operation generates course shells in Moodle. Faculty may be assigned to a course up to three months before the start date. This is generally done by the associated department, and these assignment schedules may vary. Faculty must be assigned to the course in OnTrack to be enrolled as the instructor in the Moodle course.

  • Students are enrolled in Moodle courses six weeks before the course start date. Please note that instructors must edit the availability settings for their courses before they are accessible to students. Please see below for more details.

 Do I need to enroll students in my Moodle course?

  • No. Students are automatically loaded into your courses directly from Colleague six weeks before the start of a semester, with enrollment syncs occurring every four hours during the day. Students who drop a course are automatically processed as well. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for a student to be removed from your course.

How do I ensure my course is available to students?

  • See our article on Course availability here, or follow the directions below.

  • Navigate to the course you would like to make available. Click on “Settings” in course menu.

  • Click on the drop down menu labelled “Course visibility”, and select “Show”.

  • At the bottom of the page, select “Save and display”.

What are the different roles within Moodle?

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

  • You must manually enter official final grades through OnTrack, which is linked directly to the Elon University’s enterprise operating system Colleague. When you enter grades through OnTrack, they are being entered into the university's official records.

  • Moodle is a learning management system entirely separate from OnTrack. Grades in Moodle are intended for teaching and learning purposes only and thus will not be loaded into OnTrack or any other systems.

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

  • 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 (336)278-5200 and a course shell will be created for you. Be sure to include the complete name of your organization, department, and course ID.

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