Please note the following Moodle changes to be applied between the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters:

  • On Thursday, December 21, 2017 between 1:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. EST, our Moodle server will be upgraded to site-wide SSL for improved security, and the URL for our Moodle site will be changed to During this time the server will be unavailable. Once the changeover is complete, automatic redirects will be put in place from our previous URL, but you may wish to update any bookmarks or favorites you have saved in your browsers.
  • On the morning of Friday, December 22, 2017, a new theme will be applied to our Moodle site. This will change the overall look of the site and the location of some functions. Brief user tours will be enabled by the start of the spring semester to guide users through a few changes.
  • On Thursday, December 28, 2017 between 12:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. EST our Moodle server will be upgraded to the Moodlerooms 3.3 release, and the server will not be available during this time. Please plan accordingly. Users accessing the site while it is actively upgrading will be notified that the site is currently being updated and to check again later.

Moodle Access

Note: Firefox is the preferred browser for use with Moodle. See other browser recommendations.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is a course management system/e-learning program used by HCC for the majority of online and hybrid classes and as a Web-enhancement for some face-to-face courses.

First-Time Student Users

  • To login to Moodle, use your Active Directory username and password.
    • Your Active Directory username is the first part of your HCC email address before “”
    • Your Active Directory password will need to be changed prior to logging in to Moodle. Visit the Password Change, Reset & Enrollment page for more information. If you need further assistance resetting your password, you may contact the HCC IT Department at
  • Not all instructors or courses will use Moodle. Instructors will inform students if they have a Moodle site for their course. Accounts are only created for users who have at least one course using Moodle.
  • You will only be able to access course sites that have been activated by the instructor, which typically happens by the first day of the semester. If you log-in before any of your course sites are made available, you will just see the course catalog listing of sites.