Chennai Mathematical Institute

Using Moodle

What can you do with Moodle?

Moodle allows instructors to manage their course material. Moodle can be used to send emails, put up notes and other course material, post and submit assignments, display marks, …

Logging in to Moodle

  • Your login id for moodle is same as the CMI login id.
  • To obtain your password, click on the link "Forgotten your username or password?". This will take you to a page with two entry fields. Enter your login ID under "Username" field and click search. Leave "Email address" blank. Moodle will generate a new password and send you an email with further instructions.
  • Log in to Moodle using the new password.
  • Change the password. Moodle passwords require at least one each of upper case and lower case letters, numbers and special characters. For security reasons, please do not use your main CMI password (the one that you use for ssh to or for checking CMI webmail) since Moodle does not run on an https server.

Creating Courses (for instructors)

  • After logging in, create your course by selecting "Courses" from the left hand side menu. ( See Picture).
  • Click on "Add a new course", at the bottom centre of the page. ( See Picture).
  • Fill in the relevant information. Choose the correct "Course Category" from the drop down menu. ( See Picture).
  • Save the page.
  • If you need to add files to a page or edit the default descriptions of pages, click on the `Turn editing on' button from the menu on the left hand side of the page. ( See Picture).

Enrolling students (for instructors)

  • Click on "Users" from the "Administrative Menu" on the left hand side. ( See Picture).
  • Select "Enrolled Users". Click "Enrol Users" (on the top right). ( See Picture).
    You may search for and choose users from the pop up window.
  • Or you may ask the students to enrol in your course by logging in to moodle.
  • Assign "Student" status to the selected members.
  • If the name is not found in the data base please send a email to

Accessing Grade Sheets (for instructors)

  • Click on 'My Courses' from the left hand side menu.
  • Choose 'All Transcripts and Grade Sheets'. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for Grade Sheets).
  • Choose your batch, download and print the Grade Sheet(s).
    Note: Grade Sheets are available batch wise. If your course has students enrolled from multiple batches please print all the required grade sheets.