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Moodle FAQs - for Students

This page is for LSE students using Moodle. If you are a staff member, visit Moodle FAQs - for staff

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How do I log into Moodle?

Go to and log in using your LSE network username and password.

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I don't know my Moodle username/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).

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How do I change my Moodle password

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.

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How do I enrol on a Moodle course?

  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 enrollment 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 enroll this way.
  5. Note: for most of your courses you will be automatically enrolled and won't need to do this yourself.

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How do I unenrol from a Moodle course?

  1. Log into Moodle, go to the Navigation block and click My courses.
  2. Click on the course name of the course you want unenrol from.
  3. Click Unenrol me from ... in the Settings block.
  4. Confirm that you want to unenrol from the course by clicking Continue.
  5. Note: you cannot unenrol onto courses that you have been automatically enrolled on.

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How do I access my profile in Moodle and change settings?

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 intoe 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.

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How should I behave in a forum?

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.

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How do I submit an assignment on Moodle?

Moodle assignments Moodle Assignment icon 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.

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.

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For how long after I leave LSE can I continue to access my Moodle courses?

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 arrangments 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.

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