• How To

    Welcome to HOW TO

    Here we aim to assist with some of the IT knowledge you may need whilst studying at West Lothian College such as help with our Virtual Learning Environment, MOODLE, how to login, what MAHARA is how to get an ATHENS password and much more.  

    Please contact us here.

    • How to Use My College & Student Advantage


    • MOODLE and Mahara

      Moodle is the college's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) giving access to materials such as;

      • course notes, hand outs
      • interactive elearning content
      • quizzes, polls and discussion forums
      • presentations and virtual classrooms

      Mahara is an ePortfolio and social networking web application. It allows users the resources to be able to create and maintain a digital portfolio.

      To access Mahara simply click MyPortfolio along the top menu bar of Moodle.

      If you have trouble using or accessing Moodle or Mahara, please contact vle@west-lothian.ac.uk. Please state your student number and what course you are enrolled on.

      You can also click 'Contact VLE Team' at the top right hand corner of this website. 

    • Pop-Ups

      We use pop-up windows to create a better user experience. Some browsers (including AOL, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox) have components that block pop-up windows from opening, which will interfere with many of our online resources. If you're using any pop-up blocking software, simply disable pop-up blocking while using Moodle.

    • Links to Free Online Learning