Moodle: Gradebook: How to Export the Gradebook

General Information

The Moodle Gradebook can be exported in the following formats: Key Manager, OpenDocument Spreadsheet, Plain Text (CSV) File, Excel Spreadsheet, & XML File. 

To Export Your Gradebook:

  1. Log into Moodle and select the course from which you wish to export grades.
  2. Open the Administration (gear icon) menu at the upper right and then click Grades.

Moodle Administration menu with Grades highlighted


  1. Click the Gradebook drop-down menu at the top and scroll down to the Export section. Select an option from under the Export section. Plain text (CSV) offers the greatest flexibility. It works well with Excel but, unlike the Excel Spreadsheet format, a CSV file can be used to import grades back into the Moodle gradebook. 

Gradebook dropdown menu with Export option depicted and Plain Text / CSV format highlighted


  1. Check the FERPA Requirements box stating that you Understand that the Data is FERPA Protected.
  2. Click Download if the information in the Preview is correct.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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