Using Blackboard

Get Started with Blackboard

University of South Wales uses Blackboard, one of the most widely used virtual learning environments, to support learning and teaching. Whether you are studying on campus, at home or somewhere else, Blackboard allows you to gain web access to your course materials anytime and anywhere.

To begin with, take a look at the Get Started with Blackboard leaflet, which gives you essential information on how to activate your IT account and log in to Unilife (your student portal).

The Blackboard tabs

When you log in to Blackboard you’ll notice a range of tabs at the top. Take a look at this video, which will give you a tour around this area of Blackboard.

Please note that you can make the video FULL SCREEN by clicking on the button in the top right of the video screen.

If you are a new student at the University, don’t forget to check out our full range of support in Getting Started with Technology

Exploring a typical module

Next take a look at the video below to find out more about how your modules might be presented in Blackboard.

Please note that you can make the video FULL SCREEN by clicking on the button in the top right of the video screen.

Find out about also about My Blackboard and the range of social media tools it has to offer