Online learning has become a major force in higher education. It affords motivated students the opportunity to study at their own pace and in a manner that suits their demanding schedules. Chicago State University and the Office of Online Instruction (OOI), formerly OOIIT, are committed to bringing this flexible, powerful means of learning to all students.

Online classes need to operate through a learning management system (LMS). Just as at institutions like MIT, Ohio State University, and Texas A&M, Chicago State University uses Moodle. Moodle allows students to download reading materials and assignments, watch class videos, post to discussion boards, take quizzes, and much more--all online.

At CSU, Moodle is managed by the OOI. The department ensures that it runs smoothly, and assists users - both students and faculty - with troubleshooting.

If you need assistance using or understanding Moodle, schedule an appointment (below) and one of the staff will be happy to help.



The OOI provides training by appointment and video tutorials are available in the Instructor Resource and Training Course.

Course Transfers

Courses are not automatically transferred from the old version of Moodle to the new version. It is the responsibility of faculty members to either transfer their courses themselves or contact the OOI for assistance.

  • Transferring Course Content Yourself
    Moodle allows instructors to back-up and restore all course materials into new empty course shells. Included below are video tutorials that show you how to transfer your course content. This is the same process that the CTRE staff uses. By transferring course content yourself, you will ensure a more expedient outcome. Here are two videos that explain the process:

Transferring Course Content with CTRE Assistance
If you wish to request that one or more of your courses be transferred, please complete a brief Course Transfer Form
If you need more Moodle instruction try watching this introductory video.
If you have questions or need help, please contact the OOI directly at