Public Accounts to access Moodle

LSE Public Accounts are typically used by someone who is not currently a student or member of staff at LSE. Public accounts give limited access to some services and resources. They do not give access to library online resources for example, nor automatic access to Moodle. Where this access is necessary, for example for external assessors, a department should write to the Eden Centre digital education team with the external assessor’s email address which must match the emails used to set up their public account. We will then be able to create a Moodle account for them.

New staff and students who have initially accessed Moodle with a public account should cease to do so as soon as they receive their actual LSE network account. It is not possible to merge accounts. Ideally, new staff should close their public accounts using the self-service page.

Public accounts are not available to LSE alumni for Moodle access.

To request Moodle access with an LSE Public account, contact us at and provide:

  1. Reason(s) the external user needs to access LSE Moodle

  2. The external user’s full name

  3. The external user’s valid email address (which they intend to use as their public account username).

Once the Eden digital team has confirmed Moodle access, the external user will then need to create their LSE public account using the following link:

Moodle course managers or editors can then enrol the external user on their own Moodle courses via the Manual enrolment method (see ).


Note: Public accounts do not grant access to any of the electronic readings provided by the Library.


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