Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn (also known as BB Learn) is the University's virtual learning environment.

Blackboard Learn (also known as BB Learn) is the University's virtual learning environment, which gives students online access to course materials, reading lists and other resources, assignments, multiple choice tests and other content relevant to your course.

You can access Blackboard Learn via the Portal, The login for Blackboard Learn is your Student ID (for example, B00123456) and your Network password.

To obtain your initial network password, please refer to the information on this Password page.

Blackboard / Turnitin Support Issues

In order to resolve any Blackboard or Turnitin issue as efficiently as possible, please see below.

For assistance accessing Blackboard via the Portal using your Network password, contact the ISD Service Desk.

For all other issues related to Blackboard functionality/content and Turnitin, contact the Blackboard support team via email: or telephone: 028 903 68686. Please note, the core support hours are Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-4pm.

Blackboard Self-Help Information

The University has a support wiki containing a range of pages regarding use of Blackboard Learn, such as start of term tips, how to tune your web browser for full Blackboard functionality and content issues. The wiki is a useful place to start for any queries or issues you may have.

It is important that you are enrolled on the correct modules. The wiki page, 'Are you a registered student?' will advise you on checking your registration. You can also add or delete modules by processing a Module Amendment form - see the wiki page, 'How do I change my modules?' for more information.