Access Wattle

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This guide provides information on how and when you and your students can access Wattle courses. It will also touch on supported browsers, the life cycle of Wattle courses and single sign-on procedures.


Understanding how and when course sites can be accessed provides you with an indication of the timeframe needed to plan and design your site. It is always advisable to plan ahead of the teaching session.

Access to Courses

Access to Upcoming Courses

The upcoming courses are available to lecturers about six weeks before the teaching session starts.

The upcoming courses are available to students two weeks before the teaching session starts. If students do not see their course sites when they log in, please have them:

  • Check ISIS - note that ISIS indicates the official enrolments.
  • Wait a day - new enrolments will have Wattle access one full working day after the enrolment is completed in ISIS.
  • Check with the lecturer - some course sites are released later than the standard date.

Continuing Access to Courses

Lecturers have 12-month access to the courses after the teaching ends.

Students have 6-month access to the courses after the teaching ends. For example, if a student is taking a course in Semester 1 2018, the student can continue to access the course content until the end of 2018.

Please see the attached Wattle Course Life Cycle document which provides you with more information about course site development and publishing.


Moodle* is compatible with any standards compliant web browser.


  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Internet Explorer


  • MobileSafari
  • Google Chrome

Note: Legacy browsers with known compatibility issues with Moodle 3.5*:

  • Internet Explorer 10 and below
  • Safari 7 and below

*As of December 2018, Moodle 3.5 is the main software underlying Wattle. 

Single Sign-on (SSO) to Wattle

From December 2018, Wattle will be accessed via Single Sign-on (SSO). You can read more about the SSO project here.

For University-managed computers or laptops (including library desktops):

You will be able to access any SSO systems including Wattle after logging on. Please do not leave shared or unattended devices logged on.

For personal computers, devices or laptops:

Signing in to any SSO system such as HORUS, Zoom, eForms, ServiceNow, ISIS, etc. on supported browsers (Chrome, Firefox and Safari) will allow you to access Wattle without further login. If you log into Wattle as the first SSO system, you will need to sign in via the ANU Federation login page. Please note that the use Internet Explorer for SSO is only supported within the ANU network.

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