Plans for session 2020/21

For semester one of session 2020/21, the vast majority of our courses will be delivered online. We aim to deliver the best possible student experience via our online learning platforms until it is safe for us to welcome all students back to our campuses.  The health, safety and wellbeing of our EC community remains our priority and our staff are here to support you every step of the way.  

It is important that students do not come on to campus unless they are instructed to do so by their lecturer.

There will be a limited number of courses which will adopt a blended approach to teaching and learning, with some online delivery, and some on campus face-to-face teaching. Students on those courses will be contacted by their lecturer. 

Thank you for your support and understanding during what is an unprecedented time for all of us. 

If you have any questions about the new term, please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. 

What will session 2020/21 be like? 


Enrolling for your course online 

If you have accepted an unconditional offer for your course, you should have received an email containing a link to enrol for you course online. If you've not received your self-enrolment link, please email 

EC Online

Once you have enrolled for your course, you will receive an email with information on how to log in to our online learning platforms. For the beginning of your course it is likely that all of your learning will be online so it’s important that you are able to access our online learning systems from home. To help you to prepare for the new session, we’ve published all of the information you need to log in to EC Online below. 

Logging in 

We have published this helpful guide to talk you through logging in to:

Your College emails
Office 365
Please follow the steps in the guide to log in to the systems you will be using to engage in online learning. You will need to use your student number to log in.

Studying at home

Our online Virtual Learning Environment – Moodle – is the place where you will access all of the information you need for your course. This will be linked with Microsoft Teams so that you can take part in online classes and can communicate with your lecturer and classmates.

When you log in to Moodle, you will see a series of videos which are available for you to watch to guide you through studying online at Edinburgh College.

Please use these helpful guides to help you with studying at home:

If you’ve forgotten your Moodle password, watch this video on how to change it:

Changing your password:  


Navigating Moodle: 


Here's how to log in to Microsoft: 


Here's how to link your Moodle and Microsoft accounts:  

STUDENT GUIDE - Downloading MyEC App

Your induction to College 

All students will be given  an online introduction to the support which is available to you throughout your time on your course.     

Your induction to College includes:

Welcome to Edinburgh College from our Principal Audrey Cumberford
Health and Safety on campuses advice
Meet your Students’ Association
Moodle and Microsoft Teams demonstrations 
An introduction to the MyEC app
An introduction to the College’s social media channels
Student Funding information
Learning Support information
An introduction to the Learning Development Tutors
Careers advice
An introduction to the Wellbeing team 

All sessions will be available for students to watch in their own time, if they are unable to tune in to the live events. 


Our Students' Association are also here to help. Please get in touch with them if you need any advice or support via:

Online drop-in - (10am-4pm, Monday to Friday)
Phone - 0131 297 9500 (10am-4pm, Monday to Friday)

Additional support
We understand that this is an anxious time for everybody and want to reassure you that we're here to help even if you're not in College. If you'd like any support or just a chat, contact our Guidance and Wellbeing teams on

Key contacts

Our teams are working from home to support you with your studies. You can contact them on: 

Student Records team -
Student funding team -
Communications team -
Library staff -
Learning Support team - 

Health and Safety on campuses


Although the majority of our courses will be delivered online for the start of session, health and safety procedures have been put in place across all campuses for those students who are required to come into campuses to ensure safe social distancing at all times. It is important that any student visiting campuses reads our Health and Safety Guidance for Students and Keeping safe on campuses before coming into College.

Please also watch these campus videos: 

We have published Travel guidance which covers how to travel safely to and from campuses and includes information on sustainable travel options. Please follow government guidance at all times when using public transport.

You MUST NOT come onto campus if:

  • you develop symptoms of COVID-19. You should stay at home for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. Anyone with symptoms should get tested for COVID-19. Find out more on NHS Inform.
  • anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and should self-isolate at home for 14 days.
  • you have been contacted by NHS Track and Trace and have been instructed to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • you are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • you have returned from a country which requires you to self-isolate for 14 days upon your return to Scotland.

Please speak to your lecturer if you are required to isolate and cannot attend classes. 

Please continue to follow the advice and guidance provided by the Government and NHS to help keep yourself and others safe. 

Getting tested 

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you should visit to book a test online and also find further information. You can also book a test by calling 0800 028 2816. 

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