Log in to Moodle and check you have access to all required courses.
If you require access to a Moodle course(s), contact us to request access. Please remember to provide the Moodle course code, along with your LSE email.
Consider whether you need to print or download any materials from Moodle, such as course guides and reading lists. This may be particularly useful if you are travelling or your Internet connection is inconsistent.
Key free software
Download, install and test key software (all free), including:
(video conferencing for online teaching and office hours)
For PC and Mac: download the Zoom Client for Meetings.
Mac users might find this guide helpful, if they encounter problems: How to Install on a Mac.
For Android phones: install the app.
For Apple phones: install the app.
Microsoft Office 365
(Microsoft Office suite and email)
Access or download Microsoft Office 365 for free.
Note that you can still access Office applications, including webmail, through the browser. However, if your Internet connection is inconsistent, it may also be useful to have the desktop apps installed.
(chat, video, online meetings)
Download Microsoft Teams
You can download Microsoft Teams for most devices.
Contact details for keeping in touch
Ensure you have key contact details for classmates (for study groups, collaborative work and for keeping in touch).
You can use video calling software such as Zoom Group messaging, MS Teams, Skype or Facetime.
See Getting Started with Zoom Group Messaging
Other key services will remain available online:
IT Help Desk
Digital Skills Lab
LSE Student wellbeing