Moodle: Blocks: CPS: Team Teach Request

Team Teaching allows two or more instructors of record to combine their courses into one Moodle course. Content can be created and managed by all instructors, but each instructor is responsible for the grading of their own students, which are enrolled into the course as separate section groups.

PLEASE NOTE: This process should be completed before content is added to either of the courses.

This is a multi-step process that requires actions from both instructors. For assistance or questions, contact the Faculty Technology Center at 225-578-3375, option 2 or


To Initiate a Team Teach Moodle Course:

Note:  One instructor in the team needs to initiate the course creation process. The initiating instructor will have extra actions available to organize the team-teaching.

1. Log into Moodle.

2. Click the Team Teach Requests link in the Course Preferences block at the bottom of the front page of Moodle.

Team Teach Request link on the Course Preferences block

3. Click the box next to the course that you want to include in the team teach combined Moodle course and click Next.

selecting a team teach course 

4. Set the pull-down menu to how many courses will be combined with the initiating instructor's course and click Next.

  • Example:  If a total of  3 courses will be combined, select the number 2.

team teach course combination options 

5. Type the Department ID in the first blank and the Course Number in the second blank for the course or courses that will be combined, then click Next.

department ID and course number text boxes  

6. If more than one section of the courses are offered, choose the particular section and instructor that you will be inviting to team teach, then click Next.

team teach instructor requests window 

7. View the confirmation page to make sure your selections are correct. If correct, click the Next button. If you need to make changes, click the Back button to return to the previous pages.

 team teach review screen   

8. An email will be sent to the instructors who are invited to join the team teach course. Click the Continue button.

9. The Team Teach page will show that team teach has been chosen for that course.

  • The Team Teach course will be created after the invited instructor(s) accept their invitation(s).

PLEASE NOTE: Before the course is created and enrolled with students, all participating team instructors must finalize the process by moving their sections into the new Team Teach course shell.


To Respond to a Team-Teach Invitation:

1. If you have received a team-teach email invitation and wish to accept it, click on the link in the email or click the Team Teach Requests link in the Course Preferences block at the bottom of the front page of Moodle.

2. Log on to Moodle if requested.

3. Either way, you should see your Team Teach page, which will show that team teach has been chosen for your course in the team-teach request.  Select it and click Next.

Select the course with which you were invited to team-teacg

4. On the next screen, click the Manage Requests option and click Next.

Choose to manage the request to team-teach

5. Select the radio button to Approve the request (if you don't want to be involved in this team teach, click the "Deny" radio button. Click Next.

6. Confirm your intention to team teach using the indicated course by clicking Next.

Confirm the team-teach request

7.  You will now be back at the initial Team Teach screen from step 3 above,  showing the team teach request for your course.  Select it again and click Next.

8.  Continue with step 4 of the next section.  Note that you cannot continue until the instructor that initiated the team-teach has responded to your acceptance of the invitation and created course shells for the team-teach.  If this is the case, you will be instructed to wait, and you should start again from step 1 of the next section at a later time.


To Finalize the Team Teach Course:

Once the invited instructors have accepted the invitation, the initiating instructor will be notified by an email, and will then need to select the sections of your course to include in the Team Teach course.
It is recommended to wait until acceptance emails have been received from all invited instructors before proceeding with the initial setup of course shells described here.

1. Log on to Moodle.

2. Click on the Team Teach Requests link, located in the Course Preferences block at the bottom of the front page of Moodle.

Team Teach Request on the Course Preferences block

3. Click the box to the right of the course name and click Next.

 team teach course selections

Note: To the right of a course that is involved in the request, a (Team Teach option taken) notice will appear.

4. Click the Manage Sections option and click Next.

The initiating instructor has two additional options:

  • Manage Invitees, which allows instructors of the current set of courses (and their sections) to be invited to join the team-taught course
  • Make Additional Requests, which allows additional courses to be added to the team-taught course

In addition, Manage Requests may be used:

  • by the initiating instructor to revoke existing invitations to instructors, even if they have already assigned sections to course shells.  Their sections, and the students in them, will be returned to their original non-course-taught shells. 
  • by an invited instructor to leave the team-taught course. Their section, and the students in it, will be returned to the original non-course-taught shell.


Select manage sections

5. Confirm the section to include in the Team Teach shell. Click Next.

6. Choose the number of course shells to create and click NextNote:

  • If you choose 1, then all sections involved in the team teach will use the same shell, with the same assignments, schedule, etc.
  • If you choose 2 or more, then you may distribute the sections among that many shells, each with potentially different assignments, schedule, etc.
  • All students from a single section must go in the same shell.
  • There should be at least twice as many sections as course shells, otherwise there would be no reason for some of the sections to be involved in the team teach.

6. Assign your section to an available course shell.

  • Click the section name in the box to the left to select it.  You should only choose your own sections, marked "(Yours)".  No one, including the initiator of the team teach, may manipulate another instructor's sections.
  • The initiator may customize the name of each course shell by clicking on the "Customize name" link.  The other instructors involved in the team teach will not have this option.
  • Every course shell has a radio button, even if there is only a single choice.  Click the radio button for the course shell to which you would like to assign your section.
  • Click the Right Arrow button to move it into the new Team Teach shell on the right, and click Next.
    Assign section to a course shell

8. Confirm your section in the new Team Teach course. Click Next to complete your part of the process.

NOTE: After the Initiating Instructor has moved sections into the new Team Teach course shell, each and every other participating team member must complete steps 1 through 8 to move their sections.


Support & Training

Support and training for Moodle is available via the Faculty Technology Center at For more information, please see the following article: Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview

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