Session 2020/21

Our campuses are currently closed until Monday 15 February 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in line with government and public health guidance. Staff are working from home to support students with their studies and we will continue to monitor the situation and keep students up to date with the latest information and guidance.

Please read these FAQs for the latest update from the College.

Studying at home

While you continue studying from home, we aim to deliver the best possible student experience via our online learning platforms until it is safe for us to welcome students back to our campuses again. 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.  

We will provide regular updates with regards to reopening our campuses as soon as we possibly can.
We have provided information below on this webpage and in Frequently Asked Questions to support you through the remainder of session 2020/21.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding during what are challenging times for all of us. 

If you have any questions about Session 2020/21, please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. 

EC Online

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

Student Services Hub

All students can access online support through our Student Services Hub which can be found on the left hand side of your Microsoft Teams on a web browser or on the mobile or desktop app Information on the Student Services Hub will be updated regularly.

You can also access virtual drop-ins with our Student Services staff to ask them any questions you might have about funding, bursaries, attendance, UCAS and any other aspect of student life you might require support with.

EC Cares

The College's EC Cares campaign aims to highlight the mental health and wellbeing support available to all students and staff. 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 or visit the Wellbeing Hub on Moodle.

All students also have access to SilverCloud, our mental health and wellbeing support partner which provides a range of online programmes to boost your mental health and wellbeing. Register using your EC email address and password.


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)

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


Our campuses are currently closed until Monday 15 February 2021. We will provide updates on the reopening of campuses as soon as possible.

Keeping safe

To minimise the risk of spreading the virus, we must stay at home as much as possible. For more information on the latest guidance from the Scottish Government and how to keep safe, click here.

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