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How to use Birkbeck's IT in five steps 

  1. To start studying at Birkbeck, you'll need to be able to log in to your My Birkbeck account to check your timetable, update your contact details and ASK us a question. To log in, you'll need your username and password. This will be sent to the email address you have given us during enrolment. Find out more about accounts, access and logins.
  2. Once you have enrolled, you will be able to log in to Moodle - this is Birkbeck's online learning platform. You’ll find information about the modules you are studying each term on Moodle, including your course outline and reading for each week. There are also Moodle ‘modules’ on study skills, the library and digital skills. Watch this video to find out how to log in to Moodle.
  3. While you're on campus, you can connect to Birkbeck's WiFi service - this is called Eduroam. You will be able to use it at most university campuses in the UK because almost all of them use Eduroam. 
  4. While you're a Birkbeck student, you can use Microsoft Office for free. This will give you access to Word, which you will use for assessments, your Birkbeck Outlook email, and Microsoft Teams which will be needed for some of your classes. 
  5. Completely stuck on the IT you need for your studies? Our friendly ITS helpdesk team may be able to help.