How do I obtain the activation code for a specific course?

Some courses require an activation code in order to join. This means the course is private.

If there's a specific course you want to join, you can ask a course admin or facilitator if they are willing to give you the activation code. To do this:


Step 1

Go to the landing page of the course you wish to join


Step 2

Scroll to the "Who is supporting you" section at the bottom. The people listed here are the admins and facilitators that run this course. Click on one of them to be redirected to their OpenLearning profile


Step 3

On their profile click the "send a message" button


Step 4

Send them a politely worded message asking for the activation code.


REMEMBER: Even if you ask nicely, they are allowed to turn down your request. If this is the case, please be courteous and respect their decision.

How do I enrol in a course using an activation code?

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  • Hi! I´ve tried to enter the "Essential Writing and Grammar" of Jason Sommerville. Therefore i need the activation code, but there is no "send me a message" button in Sommerviles profile. Did i miss something? KR Susanne 

    • Susanne Posch Hi there! Can you please provide a link to the course? 

    • Omnaya Omar thx for your quick reply. here it is

    • Susanne Posch Thank you for the link! This user has messaging turned off. Their course is also not active anymore. I have taken it offline to avoid any confusion in the future. 

    • Omnaya Omar oh, what a pity. the description of the course sounded great to me. i´ll take a look around for a similar course. thanks for the quick support! 

  • The mandarin for beginners lecturers have no contact details to get an activation code

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