Your Moodle username is your Edinburgh College Matriculation number, beginning with 'ec1'. You can find this either on your student card, or in any welcome correspondence received from Edinburgh College at the beginning of your course.

Your Moodle password is the same as your Edinburgh College network password (i.e. what you use to log in to Edinburgh College public computers or MIcrosoft 365).

For new students, your password will be changemeDDMMYYYY (where DDMMYYYY is your date of birth).

Moodle Guide for Open / Distance courses

A returning student is a someone who was a student last year and is returning this year, either to start a NEW course or to continue on to a second or third year (ie. HND 2nd year)

Your Edinburgh College network account will expire 90 days after the official End Date of your current course. After this time you will lose access to all Edinburgh College online services, including Student Portal, Moodle, Microsoft 365 and the College Wi-Fi network.

Your account will be re-activated once you have enrolled on a course in the current session.


I have not registered any recovery method

IT and Moodle Helpdesks are closed during College holidays and closures

If you have forgotten or do not know your password and have no recovery method on your account, please call IT Support on 0131 297 9090 between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, or email

I have registered a recovery method

Go to Microsoft's Sign-in page, and click the "Can't access your account?" or "Forgotten my password" links. Complete the challenge and follow the instructions on screen to recover your password.

If you are still experiencing problems at this stage, please call IT Support on 0131 297 9090 between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, or email

Every student will have a matriculation number, which starts with 'ec', followed by numbers. This is your username for Moodle and other college systems. You will find this number on your student card or any 'Welcome' correspondence received from the college when your course began.

Are you a student, but don't know your student number?

Please contact your lecturer or course contact in the first instance. If you are still having trouble or don't know who this might be, contact us at and we'll try to help. Please include your full name and the name of the course you are studying within the email.

Users who DO NOT login using an Edinburgh College ID and Guests

There are some users who use Moodle without an associated Edinburgh College account. These users will be able to request a password reset by clicking the button below and following any on-screen instructions. Please note, this will work ONLY for those users who do not use an Edinburgh College account when using Moodle and are currently logged in. This service can be used to recover a lost password or change a known password. Please contact for assistance.

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