Moodle is an open-source online course management system. Gustavus maintains its own Moodle server, on which pages are automatically created for all Gustavus courses each term and are available for use by faculty, staff and students. Gustavus' Moodle site is located at


Moodle is our Learning Management System here at Gustavus. Moodle can be used to share files and links with students; can be used to quiz students online; can share grades for the course with students; and can be a powerful tool to use in a blended learning environment.

There are links below to the website that has the most current documentation:


What's New with Moodle 4.2?

Navigate to to watch a video tutorial on these changes or Navigate to to see a full list of new features.

Here are some highlights of the current Moodle changes:

  • Bulk Editing - By clicking Bulk Edit on the top of the Moodle site (while in edit mode) you can easily bulk delete, move, duplicate, hide or change content.
  • Quickly create content - add an activity or resource anywhere in a section by clicking the + sign.
  • Indenting - indenting is back in this version. Indents are a great way to create sub levels.
  • Duplicate Modules/Weeks - quickly duplicate an entire section instead of building similar weeks from scratch.
  • Activity Name - only visible now while in edit mode.
  • Gradebook Enhancements include: change grade total or score, collapsing categories and columns, search in gradebook, and view feedback.
  • Quiz enhancements include: Questions are now numbered and you can reopen a non-submitted quiz attempt.

How do I copy my Fall 2022 course into my Fall 2023 course?

  • Log into Moodle and open the Fall 2023 course
  • Click More in the upper right and select Course Reuse
  • Select Import from the drop down
  • Select the Fall 2022 course you would like to copy over and click continue
  • If you want everything copied over, keep the default options selected and click Jump to final step.
  • If you want to pick and choose what you want copied over, keep the default options selected and click Next. Go through the prompts selecting the items you want.

How do I copy courses from the archive server (Fall 2020 - Summer 2022) into my Fall 2023 course?

Note: Instructors can do this if the old course is not bigger than 100MB. If you run into issues, please contact the GTS Helpline at 507-933-6111 or To watch a video on this process, please navigate to

  • Navigate to the Moodle archive server at and open the old course (Fall 2021) you want to copy over.
  • Click the blue gear in the upper right and select backup.
  • Follow the prompts to select the content you want to copy over. If you want all the content, click Jump to Final Step.
  • When completed, Moodle will display that the backup file was successfully created. Click Continue.
  • Under User private backup area, find the file you backed up (should be on top with the date). Click Download.
  • Navigate to the current Moodle to the course you want to copy the content into (Fall 2022 course)
  • On the top banner, click More and select Course Reuse.
  • In the drop-down menu on the left, select Click Restore.
  • Drag the downloaded file into the box below Import a backup file. Once uploaded, click Restore.
  • The screen will display all the content it will copy over. Click Continue.
  • Under Restore into this course, select Merge the backup course into this course and click Continue.
  • Keep clicking Next as it displays the content it will copy over. This may be several screens.
  • Once you get to the option to Perform Restore, click that button.
  • It will copy the items over. Click Continue when completed.
  • Make sure it looks and behaves as it should

Grades are not adding up - it is giving my student more than 100% on an assignment

Go to the assignment and make sure that the points they entered for that gradable item match the maximum points for that grade item.

Instructional Videos

Please visit our YouTube playlist for the basics on how to get started with Moodle 4.0 at Gustavus.

External links