This book is a resource for parents and students in online courses. It is tools, tips and instructions on how to access and be successful in your online course.

Moodle: Logging In

The following video aims to answer the question:

How do I, a student at HCOS or BCOS, log into Moodle?

To summarize for HCOS Students:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Log In Button on the top right of the homepage
  3. Select Moodle Courses
  4. Parents are required to set up their students account in Encom using the information here.
  5. Log in!

To summarize for BCOS Students:

  1. Your login information is sent in your Welcome Letter from the BCOS office.
  2. Either click the link in the email or,
  3. Navigate to
  4. Click the Log In button on the top right of the homepage
  5. Select Moodle Courses
  6. Log in! 

Moodle: The Dashboard

The following video aims to answer the question:

How do you navigate the Moodle Dashboard?

Moodle: The Course Homepage

The video below aims to answer the question:

What are the features of the course homepage?

Moodle: Self-Pacing Guide

The following video aims to answer the question:

How does a student use the self-pacing guide?

Moodle: Messaging

The following video aims to answer the question:

How do you use the collaboration tools in Moodle? 

Moodle: Forums

The following video aims to answer the question:

How does a student use the Moodle Forums?

Student Moodle Access

Moodle is a required part of any online or hybrid course. In addition, some individualized teachers use Moodle as a way to track submissions and documents. The instructions below will walk you through setting up your student's Moodle account for the first time and how to login to Moodle.

Setting Up A Student Account

If this is the first time your student has taken a Moodle course please follow the steps below to create a password for them.

Login to your Parent account in Encom and click on the Student's Account button.



If you do not see Student's Account you can access your student's profile by clicking Student Lists (1) in the upper menu and select Upcoming Students (2) on the left

On the Student Account page you will find your student's Username and a text field to set the Moodle login password for the account. Remember to click Save Changes at the bottom of the page if you make any changes. Updates can take up to 10 minutes. Please wait this period before contacting Tech Support for any assistance. accountinfo.jpg
You can also check which courses you are enrolled in within Moodle by clicking the blue Moodle Sync Status button. This page only shows the courses your student is enrolled/completed through Moodle. All courses can be seen on the student's course list page. onlinecourseinfo.JPG

Accessing Moodle

Navigate to HCOS' Homepage. In the top right you will see a Log In icon. homepage.JPG
Clicking the icon will open a pop-up. Choose Moodle Courses. You will be taken to the login page for Moodle where you enter your username and password and can begin your courses. Bookmark this page so you can return directly in the future. login.JPG
If it's your first time logging into Moodle you will be required to complete the online orientation. This is a short module of information for all users about the software and procedures required to complete an online course. Once the orientation is completed your courses will show on the Moodle dashboard.

Moodle Login Form