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


3. Click the Gradebook drop-down menu at the top & 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


4. Check the FERPA Requirements box stating that you Understand that the Data is FERPA Protected.

5. Click Download if the information in the Preview is correct


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

Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of training sessions, as well as to register for a slot, please see

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