HVHL account and digital facilities

Your HVHL account

To be able to participate properly from the very beginning, you will need a VHL account. This account grants you access to all the digital facilities of the university of applied sciences. Such as your class schedule and the digital learning environment. Your HVHL account consists of an e-mail address ([email protected]) and a password you set yourself. From the start of your programme, VHL will only send you information via this e-mail address.

Complete enrolment first, then VHL account

You will only receive an email to activate your VHL account once your enrolment is complete. Is there anything you still need to submit to guarantee your start at VHL? Please do so as soon as possible, so that we can have enough time to process your information, and ensure you are able to participate in the kick-off day without worries.

Digital facilities & applications




This personalised portal is the digital working environment for staff and students. It is the online location for all (professional) information and applications, which you need to conduct your studies carefully, quickly and correctly. You only have to log in with your VHL account once to access the class schedule, applications, the profile page, background information and news. You can further personalise MyHVHL by setting up your home screen yourself. Finally, you can share news and information in (self-composed) groups.


Moodle is VHL's digital learning environment. Each module in your curriculum has a course in Moodle. In this course, you will find various learning activities and all the teaching material of the module. You can easily track your progress within your courses and you can find a clear overview of approaching deadlines, announcements and feedback from lecturers.

Microsoft Teams 

Although most classes take place physically, Microsoft Teams is the general application to follow any lectures and appointments online. With Teams you can make online (video) calls, chat and work together with your fellow students. You will find an instruction below on how to find and use the Teams application.

Read this instruction about MS Teams

Student Information System (SIS)

When you follow a study programme at VHL, you must register for the courses and tests that are part of this study programme. You do this via the online study information system of VHL; the SIS. You can also keep track of your own study progress via the SIS and consult the study programme catalogue. If you are registered for the study programme in the SIS, you will be visible in the moodlerooms course.

First-year students are registered for all courses of the 1st academic year by the Student Service Center.

You only have to register for any resits in the SIS. You can find more information about this on the portal for students.

With your VHL account, you can log in to SIS.

Student Card

At the beginning of the academic year, each student receives a personal student card. You need this student card to access the school building and to take your exams and assessments. But you also need your student card if you want to print or borrow materials from the library. You do not need to apply for the student card. You will receive this card automatically.

You will receive a request to provide a photo for your student card.

Printing at VHL: E-Wallet

We have several multifunctional printers in our buildings on which you can print, copy and scan using your student card. To be able to print or copy, you need credits that you can upload on to your student card as an E-wallet. 


System requirements

With the configuration below, you will be able to use all the currently available HVHL applications.  Please make sure to bring or buy your own laptop, as you will need it a lot.


Modern Intel i5 or an AMD Ryzen 5 processor

Internal memory

8 GB
(16 GB is recommended for GIS and graphic Adobe software)


256 GB (a larger disk is recommended if you want to store a great deal of data such as photos and videos,)

Screen resolution

Minimum 1920 x 1080

Optional connection


No rights can be derived from these recommendations.

With an HDMI connection you can connect your own laptop at school to the projector in a classroom. Online lessons use a (built-in) webcam. Furthermore, a headset in a noisy environment is recommended.

Please note: Not all applications run on a Chromebook or MacBook. It is recommended to use a Windows machine

Information about software

Laptops with an operating system Windows 10 or higher or macOS are accepted by HVHL's WiFi network. Furthermore, the manufacturer's security updates must be installed. Laptops must be equipped with an up-to-date virus scanner.

With an HVHL account it is possible to install MS Office on your own PC for free. As a student at VHL you are assigned an MS Office license and it is possible to install MS Office on five different devices. This can be done via https://portal.office.com. For other software such as GIS or SPSS, you can visit https://www.surfspot.nl. Here you can buy all kinds of software and hardware at a reduced rate. You must log in here with your HVHL account.


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