When you create your login account please make sure you use a working email address for verification. Moodle will send a confirmation message to that email address with a link you'll need to click to complete the registration process.
If the system can't send the confirmation email for whatever reason it sends me an alert message and I'll need to track down the user and correct the contact information. Not much of a problem but it delays your access to the site.
I would also politely request that users register with a Bennington email address. It just makes administration easier. Many thanks.