Getting started with IT at YSJ

IT services are a key part of your time at York St John and there is pleanty of help availble to you.

We offer one to one help see Getting help in person in York and we can help by phone, email and remote computer session. We have one hour, hands on Bookable Courses in all key programs and we a large collections of Help Videos and Sheets.

An A-Z software list of software available at York St John is also available.

Logging In and passwords | Eduroam WiFi | Online safety | YSJ Email | Timetable | Moodle virtual learning environment | Submitting assignments | Booking tutorials | Other key IT systems

key in lockLogging in and passwords

One user name and password

All the main York St John systems are accessed using the same username and password.

You will have a valid YSJ IT account after you have completed registration. You can register before you arrive, see: Welcome

Your username will be in the form ian.staite - most systems including Moodle require this and the password you set.

Your email address will be in the form - you will require the full email address when connecting to Eduroam WiFi or Office365

There are a few exceptions that manage passwords separately such as accomodation and library accounts. For full details see the YSJ Password Hub

wifi symbolEduroam WiFi

The York St John campus WiFi network is called eduroam.

Users from YSJ can also use Eduroam at other institutions in the UK and abroad. Eduroam WiFi is also available in York city centre. Once set up, your device should connect automatically to Eduroam WiFi whenever it is available. 

To login to eduroam

  • You must have changed the account password from the one given at registration to your own before trying to connect to eduroam WiFi
  • Select the WiFi network called eduroam
  • Login using your full YSJ email address and usual University password


  • You may need to accept or trust a certificate

If you change your University password, you will need to change your eduroam login otherwise the incorrect logins can lock your account.

Padlock over screen textOnline safety


More information can be found in our pages covering Security and safety

Your use of York St John's IT systems is also governed by the YSJ Acceptable Use Policy

pile of envelopesYSJ Email

Online access to Email lets you read YSJ email and use other Office365 services. Your login for this is your email address similar to along with your standard password. Staff who have not been migrated should use (standard login)

All key communications are through your York St John email address so it is a good idea to set up your phone or tablet to receive your email. See our page on Outlook help


diary plannerTimetable

Welcome week timetables are available via the Welcome page. Your regular timetable is available online at

Most timetables can be connected to calendars to be viewable on mobile devices. See our Timetable help page for more information

a letter M with a hat onMoodle virtual learning environment

Moodle is the main York St John University academic system. It holds details of all modules and is where assignments are submitted.

It can be reached via the website or directly at and you can log in using your standard YSJ credentials.

Find out more in our section on Moodle help

Letter being postedSubmitting assignments

Just about all work at York St John University is submitted via Moodle.  There are different types of submission including essays, Mahara ePortfolios and video. There is lots of help including step by step videos on our page on Submitting work

group tutorialBooking tutorials

The University has a bespoke system called Tutorial Booker to allow time to be booked with tutors and other staff. It can be accessed directly at but direct links to specific tutors and other staff are often shared via Moodle or e-mail footers.

More help on tutorial booker is available from Tutorial Booker help

screenshotOther key IT services

The services menu in Moodle links to most of the commonly used used IT systems but they can be accessed directly. All except Ofice365 email use the standard user name and password.

Mahara ePortfolio is an electronic portfolio system for gathering together and presenting information

Media library can store video and audio privately or for sharing and submitting

WordPress is the YSJ blogging platform. You can apply for a blog here. contains free instructional videos in over 4000 titles including most popular software and other subjects.

Box of broadcasts hosts television programme recordings for research and teaching purposes

Email gives web access to your YSJ email and Office365. Your login for this is your email address similar to Staff who have not been migrated should use (standard login)

Library is the Infomation Learning Services pages and library catalogue including a database of Specialist Subject Resources. Your login is your borrower number which is the number on your student card plus your unique PIN

Timetable provides all of your schedules. 

E:vision gives access to your student records

Tutorial booker allows tutorial slots to be booked

Survey Tool (Qualtrics) is a fully featured research site for questionnaires


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