How to log in to your course

When your course begins you will be sent a website address that takes you to the page where you can log into your course. Two of the most common sites for our students are portal.conted.ox.ac.uk which is mainly used for short courses, and study.conted.ox.ac.uk which is used for award-bearing courses, amongst others. You can find out from your course administrator which site you should visit to log in, or refer to your joining instructions email or handbook.

If you are studying one of the very few courses that use neither Portal or Study, please follow the instructions for Portal substituting your course website address.

Once you know whether you log into your course via Portal or Study follow the instructions below for your particular course site.

How to log in to your online short course via Portal

For most of our online short courses you will log in to your course using Portal. If this is your first time studying with us, you will receive your username and password from the Online Courses Office on the day your course starts. For continuing students your username and password will remain the same.

To log in:

Once you are logged in you can use the Portal to update your profile.

When you are ready to view your course click on the course title.

How to log in to your course via Study

Using your University of Oxford Single Sign-On details

If you log in to your course using Study you will usually use your University of Oxford Single Sign-On details, often referred to as your “SSO” username and password. You will receive details from the university explaing how to activate your SSO username and password. Once you have activated your SSO you can use these details to log into Study.

To log in:

  • Go to http://study.conted.ox.ac.uk
  • Click on University of Oxford Single Sign-On
  • Enter your SSO username
  • Enter your SSO password (NB passwords are case-sensitive)
  • Click Log in
  • On the next screen click Continue to Shibboleth Identity Provider
Using a temporary Moodle username and password

If you are issued with a temporary Moodle account, you will use these details to log in until your SSO is available. Once your SSO is available please contact us to switch your account over.

To log in:

  • Go to http://study.conted.ox.ac.uk
  • From the log in page, click on Show Moodle account login
  • Enter your username
  • Enter your password (NB passwords are case-sensitive)
  • Click Log in

This should take you to the Study homepage and from here you can make any changes to your details.

When you are ready to view your course click on My Courses in the Navigation block on the left-hand side to view the courses you are enrolled on.

I’m still having trouble logging in

If you are still having trouble logging in you may be able to resolve the problem yourself using the advice below.

  • If you are trying to log in to a short course via Portal and you have forgotten your username and/or password you can use the Forgotten your username or password link to request or reset your details
  • If you are trying to log into an award bearing course via Study and cannot remember your SSO username and/or password, or if you are unsure of either, then use the Reset password page.
  • Go to the log in page and press F5 on your PC keyboard to clear any stored passwords
  • If you are still having difficulty, please contact us .