Getting Started for Teachers and TAs

Accessing E-Learning Platform

SSE Riga E-Learning platform is a website that contains all your courses, course materials, student assignments and grades as well as provide you with a possibility to communicate with students.

Links to SSE Riga E-Learning Platform:

You can log into the platform by using credentials (username and password) you received in an e-mail from SSE Riga IT Department (

Note: It is advised to update your temporary password before starting to work on the E-Learning Platform.

For more information about changing your password, visit How To - Change Password

Where are my courses?

In E-Learning Platform courses you are added (enrolled) to can be found under My courses or Dashboard sections located at the top of the page.

Adding materials to course page

With editing permissions you can change your course page to reflect the subject of the course and your style of teaching.

Note: If this is a recurring course, it is possible to automatically import all course contents from a previous course. For this option, please contact IT Department.

At the beginning course page contains 10 empty topics and an Announcements forum at the top. To start editing the page, click the Edit mode toggle at the top right.

This will allow you to make any changes to the course page - add, move or remove topics, files, links, assignments and more.

Note: New activity or resource can be added by clicking on Add an activity or resource.

For step by step guides on how to manage topics and add resources or activities, visit Adding activities or resources and Quizzes.

How do students gain access to the course page?

On E-Learning Platform students gain access to the course page by adding (enrolling) themselves for both - core courses (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 courses) and Elective courses. This is called self-enrollment. By default, students can self-enroll to the course one working day before the course starts. Self-enrolment closes when the course ends. This can be adjusted according to the lecturer's preference.

For core courses only students from a specific year and up can enroll. For example only students from Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4/Exchange can enroll to a Year 2 course. But for Elective courses all students can self-enroll to the course meaning any student from Year 1 up to Year 4/Exchange can add themselves to the course.

To see the list of enrolled students, click on Participants section located at the top of the page.

Teaching assistants

In a course page each teaching assistant (TA) can be in one of two roles: Non-editing teacher or Teacher role. Teaching assistant roles can be set by IT Department.

Non-editing teacher role has only the following abilities:

  • can grade student submissions

  • can view course information including information hidden from students

  • can see and download files including files hidden from students

  • can't make changes to the course

  • can't add files to the course page

Sending information to students

E-Learning platform provides you with an option to reach out to all of the students who are enrolled in the course. This can be done with the help of Announcements.

Announcements is a special forum for general news and course announcements. A message written in this forum will be sent to an email of each enrolled student. To begin composing a message, click on Add a new topic.

For more information on how to send a message to students, visit Announcements forum

Grading student work

E-Learning platform has a built-in option to grade student work. This can be done for assignments, quizzes and workshops. Grading also provides you with a possibility to notify students that their assignment has been graded. This notification will be sent to student emails.

To grade student work, open the activity and click on View all submissions for assignment activity or click on Attempts to grade the quiz.

Note: Depending on how you set up an activity, quizzes and workshops can be graded automatically.

For more information on how to grade student work, visit Grading.