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Logging On FAQs

Staff

As a staff member can I access Moodle from Home?


Yes - as a member of staff there are 2 ways you can log in:

  1. On the staff intranet there is a link to the Learning Technologies site where you will find a link to Moodle:

    Staff Intranet Image
  2. You can also link directly to Moodle via:
    https://moodle.westcollegescotland.ac.uk. On the logon page, you will see an area where you can enter your username and password.
  • Your username is your firstname.surname - not your email address​)​.
  • Your password is the same as the one you use to gain access to your computer (your Office 365 password).
  • If you change your Office 365 password, then you will use the updated version for Moodle also.




Can students access Moodle from Home?


Yes – Students can link directly to Moodle via: https://moodle.westcollegescotland.ac.uk. On the login page, there is an area to enter the username and password exactly as they would from inside college. Using the same username (student number - not full email address) and password (same as Office 365 password.




How can I log in to Moodle - I am a member of Staff?


As a member of staff there are 2 ways you can log in:

  1. On the staff intranet there is a link to the Learning Technologies site where you will find a Moodle login button. Moodle logon button ​​​​
  2. You can also link directly to Moodle via: http://moodle.westcollegescotland.ac.uk. On the login page, you will see an area where you can enter your username and password.
Moodle logon page




My student doesn’t know their Moodle username and password?


The students’ username is the 8 digit student number found on their student card. Their password is the same as their Office 365 password. They will not appear in your list of participants on Moodle until they have logged in.




My student has forgotten their Moodle password.


This is the same password used to access Microsoft Teams/Office 365. To reset a password ask your student to click on forgot password on the login page of Moodle.
Moodle forgotten password image





Student

I am a student I can't log in to Moodle?


Make sure you are using the correct student number, as it appears on your student card - you can find this on MyDay.
Remember your username is your student number only not your full college email address and your password is the same as your Office 365 account. When you change your Office 365 password, then you will also use this updated one for Moodle. If you have forgotten your password please click on forgot my password on the Moodle Login Page.




I have forgotten my Moodle password?


If you have forgotten your password, first ensure you are using the same password as your Office 365 account.
If you have checked and are using the correct student number and password click on forgot password on the login page of Moodle. Forgot password image




What is my Moodle Username and Password?


Your Moodle username is your student number only (not your full email address). Your password is the same password you use to access Office 365 or Teams.
You cannot change your password on Moodle; if you want to change your general password then you change it via Office 365.