Information Services


Blackboard Learn is the primary Virtual Learning Environment at the University of Edinburgh. The Learn service currently hosts more than 5000 courses providing access to course materials, assignments, grades, feedback, and much more.

You can access your courses directly from the Learn channel in MyEd, or login directly from the URL. Additionally you can download the Bb Student app to access your courses from a phone or tablet device.

Learn Summer Upgrade - July 5th 2017

We are scheduling the summer upgrade of Learn for Wednesday July 5th.

The upgrade is a major release and Learn will be unavailable from 0900-1700.

Below is a highlight list of the new functionality:

  • Updated Interface and new responsive theme
  • Drag and drop files
  • Learn Assessment Reminder and submission receipts
  • Group Reporting

Further details on Learn Summer Upgrade


Getting Started with Learn

You can login to Learn from MyED and access the courses that you are enrolled on as a Student or an Instructor. This guide will give you an overview of how to find your materials and adjust your settings within Learn.

Help & Support

There is a wide range of support available to our Learn users. Use our self-support pages to get you started or contact the IS Helpline with your query

Learn Summer Upgrade 2017

On July 5th Learn will be unavailable from 0900-1700 as we perform an upgrade to the service. The update will introduce a new responsive theme as well as some other new elements of functionality.

Personalising your Learn Experience

Learn offers some customisation and personalisation of the environment. You can manage course lists, your personal information, and notification preferences.

Managing Courses

If you are enrolled as an Instructor on a course you will have the ability to manage your course pages. In this section you will find information about creating courses, managing content, assessment in Learn and more...

Service Information

The Learn Service is available for the majority of courses and programmes offered by the University. The service is managed by Information Services - Learning, Teaching and Web Services

Apps for Learn

You can access your course materials on a mobile device using one of the apps that are available for Blackboard Learn. There are currently 2 apps that are available that work with Learn here at the University of Edinburgh: Bb Student and Mobile Learn.