Moodle at St. Olaf

Moodle is St. Olaf’s Learning Management System where faculty can post content, create activities, and collect assignments as a means to engage students outside of the classroom, as well as to facilitate in-class work. Below, and in the left navigation, you’ll find documentation for how to use Moodle.

Additional resources include the official Moodle documentation from and’s Moodle 3.0 Essential Training course (you’ll need to login with your St Olaf username and password to access content).

Questions? Email or contact the Helpdesk. Please make sure to include the name of the course you’re working with,  and a rough description of the problem you’re having.  The entire Moodle team received these emails, so you can be assured of help promptly.

What is Moodle?

A brief introduction to St Olaf’s Learning Management System

Moodle Basics

How the basics of Moodle works: how the text and HTML editors work, Moodle roles explained, and more.


Description and explanation of the many activity types available in Moodle, from assignments to surveys.

Quizzes and Question Types

Guide to how quizzes work, and the supported question types.

Moodle Plugins

Plugins are extra software that expands the functionality of Moodle.

Moodle Gradebook

Everything gradebook, from the basics, to how grade aggregation works, to how to set your gradebook up.

Course Housekeeping

How to manage your Moodle courses, make them visible to students (or not), work with backup and restore, request a metacourse, and access your course logs.