This page is for LSE students using Moodle.  If you are a staff member, visit Moodle FAQ’s – for staff
You may also be interested in Turnitin FAQ’s
If you cannot find the answer you need here, please email for further help.

Moodle is the online learning platform used at LSE.  The majority of taught courses have a Moodle course which either students are automatically enrolled onto or they can self enrol onto.  Moodle courses contain activities such as quizzes, communication tools, resources such as audio and video files, lecture slides, links to recordings of lectures and reading lists.  You may be asked to submit your work electronically to Moodle and your teachers may provide feedback and provisional marks to you via Moodle.
Go to and log in using your LSE network username and password.
Go to and log in using your LSE network username and password.
Your Moodle username/password is the same as your LSE network username/password (i.e. what you use to log into LSE public computers).
Your Moodle password is always the same as your LSE network password. So, if you want to change it on Moodle, you’ll have to change it on the network. You can do this in LSE for You. See Passwords: online guides and FAQs for instructions.
All Moodle users – students and staff – have an editable profile where you can upload a photo and add additional details about yourself. As well as information displayed to other Moodle users, your profile includes a number of settings that affect how Moodle functions and how it is displayed to you.

  1. Access your profile by clicking on your name in Moodle. (Your name is usually visible in the top right-hand corner or at the bottom of the page).
  2. In the Settings block on the left, click Edit profile.
  3. Edit the fields you wish to change. Include a picture by dragging it into the field, and you can list your interests as tags, which will link to other staff and students who have chosen the same tag.
  4. Click Update profile at the bottom of the page.
  5. You are able to change settings such as your Preferred Theme which controls how Moodle appears to you. Note: if you change this theme to MyMobile you will need to access Moodle via your mobile device to change this back to another theme.
  1. Log into Moodle, go to the Navigation block and click Courses to see a list of all departments. Click on your department.
  2. Click on a course name, then click Enrol me. Enrolling in Moodle is not the same as being officially enrolled in the course which must be done using LSE for You.
  3. Courses protected with an enrolment key (password) are usually only available to student officially enrolled on the course so your lecturer or teacher will provide this if you are taking the course.
  4. Note: you can also search for courses in the Search Courses block using the course code and then enrol this way.
  5. Note: for most of your courses you will be automatically enrolled and won’t need to do this yourself.
  1. Log into Moodle, go to the Navigation block and click My courses.
  2. Click on the course name of the course you want un-enrol from.
  3. Click Un-enrol me from … in the Settings block.
  4. Confirm that you want to un-enrol from the course by clicking Continue.
  5. Note: you cannot un-enrol onto courses that you have been automatically enrolled on.
Moodle assignments   are shown on the course homepage. Some departments put each assignment within its corresponding Moodle course e.g. AC100, LN132 etc. Some departments use a specific Moodle course for collecting all assignments across a programme or the department.

The assignment submission page will show the assignment deadline and further details. The exact steps for submitting an assignment depend on the settings chosen by your lecturer.

  • For file submissions, either drag and drop your file(s) into the File submissions field, or browse for the file to upload by clicking on Add… in the left top corner. Finally, click Save changes to confirm.
  • For text only submissions, click Add submission and type into the Online text box. Save changes. You may edit your submission until the due date.

You may be able to read, edit and resubmit your assignment type depending on the settings your lecturer has chosen. If your lecturer is providing feedback and grades through Moodle you be able to see this by clicking on the assignment once it has been marked. You will usually receive an email notification.

You may be required to accept a submission statement, indicating that you are submitting your own work.

Forums are useful places for receiving information, discussing topics with peers and for asking questions relating to your course. As with any form of communication, written, spoken or otherwise, it is important that you show respect to those you are conversing with. Also remember that it is more difficult to ‘take something back’ in written communication. Contributions are in the public domain and ‘committed to posterity’. Moodle forum posts will not be made available outside the institution however. So you should not flinch from being honest, controversial and passionate, but keep your comments on topic and avoid making personal remarks.

For more pointers on forum etiquette, see our page on Discussion Forums in Moodle.

Most Moodle courses are automatically reset at the end of each academic year – towards the end of August (details on the Moodle End of Year arrangements page). This means that your Moodle course enrolments and any course contributions including discussion postings, quiz and assignment submissions are automatically removed. If you are retaking a course you should simply re-enrol for the new version of the relevant Moodle course.

Some course proprietors may choose to make courses unavailable before this time so that they can prepare them for the following academic year. This would not normally happen until after the exam period has finished, or in the case of taught postgraduate courses until dissertations have been submitted. However, this is entirely at the discretion of the academic department and course proprietors.

Although you will still be able to log into Moodle itself until the December after you graduate, you should seek permission from the relevant academic department if you wish to access a Moodle course after the course has been automatically reset. Similarly, requests for access to archives of past course iterations should be made to LTI via the relevant academic department.

LSE is using the Echo 360 lecture capture system to record many lectures. This system will enable you to hear and see the lecture, including PowerPoint presentations or other visuals displayed on the projector during the lecture. Some recordings also include video of the lecturer.

Please note:

  • The recording system is not installed in all lecture theatres and classrooms. Also, it is up to individual lecturers to opt in to have their lectures recorded, so there isn’t complete coverage of all LSE lectures.
  • Lectures that are recorded will mostly be made available through an EchoCenter course portal. Look for a link to lecture recordings near the top of your course homepage.
  • If you know that your lectures are being recorded but cannot find any links to the recordings please contact your lecturer or course department.

Technical requirements

You can view these recordings using most browsers on a Windows PC, Apple Macintosh or Linux PC.  It will need to have Flash player installed.  If you do not have a copy of Flash player on your PC you can download it free of charge from the Adobe website.  If you do not have privileges to install software on the PC you will need to ask an administrator to do it for you.

Viewing Echo 360 recorded lectures

When you follow one of the lecture recording links, usually from EchoCenter in Moodle, you will come to an opening screen. Please select “Broadband” for the best results; you can see it in this picture below.

echo360 presentation settings resizedThis will load the presentation and start playing. You will be able to hear, and sometimes see the lecturer with the visuals in the large windows.

  • You can start and stop the presentation using the controls at the bottom left.
  • You can also use the slider bar to jump to any point in the presentation.
  • If you click ‘Scenes’ at the top right and then click one of the thumbnail ‘scenes’ you will jump to that slide. This is particularly useful when you want to skip to specific parts of the presentation.
  • You can also open and close any of the windows using the ‘1’ , ‘2’ and ‘APPS’ buttons at the bottom of the screen.
  • Click the help button to see keyboard shortcuts.

Echo 360 player with annotation

Can I download Echo 360 recorded lectures?

Some lecturers allow downloading of lecture recordings.  If this is the case then they will be available as podcast or vodcast downloads through the EchoCenter in your Moodle course.  If downloading is not enabled in the EchoCenter then this means that the lecturer has not given permission for downloads to be made available for the course.

If you have any problems viewing recorded lectures please email