Moodle: Gradebook: Create a Grade File in Moodle for Posting to myLSU Portal

The Course Grade Total in the Moodle Gradebook can be exported to create a file for posting directly to myLSU for Midterm or final post grades.

To Create a Course Grade Total File:

  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 & scroll down to the Export section.  Select the Plain text file (includes CSV) option. 

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


  1. Click on “Grade items to be included”, scroll down and click Select all/none. This will uncheck everything.

Grade Items to be included choose Select all / none


  1. Check the bottom grade item “Course Total”.

Grade items to be selected with Course total selected


  1. Click Export format options:
  • Leave “Require active enrollment” checked.
  • Make sure that Grade export display only has “Letter” checked.
  • The “Separator” option should be set to “Comma”.

Export format options with Required active enrollment selected.


  1. Do not do anything with the Grade publishing options.
  2. Under Student Privacy, check the FERPA Requirements box stating that you understand that the data is FERPA Protected.

Student Privacy with I understand that Iam downloading FERPA Protected Data selected.


  1. Click Download if all of the information is correct.


NOTE: Directions for posting this file on myLSU can be found in this article: myLSU Portal: Grade Posting Using a File


FTC Info for Moodle

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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