Information Services


Learn is the biggest Virtual Learning Environment at the University of Edinburgh, supporting more than 5000 courses annually. Learn provides access to course materials, assignments, grades, feedback, lecture recordings, resource lists and much more. It is used to support face to face teaching, blended learning, and fully online courses.


Looking for Help with Learn?

From the beginning of the 23/24 academic year, all new courses will be delivered using an updated Learn interface. In order to ensure that users can access support materials for current and previous year courses we have kept old support materials on Edweb pages and created a new Sharepoint Learn site full of useful resources for the new interface.

For Learn resources for current courses, please visit the Learn Sharepoint (University of Edinburgh users only).

Here you can access the most up-to-date information such as:

  • Good practice guidance
  • Training and support resources 
  • How to guides

To access support material for older courses please use the pages below as usual.



You can access your courses from the Learn channel in MyEd, or  Login to Learn

You can also download the Blackboard app to access your courses from a phone or tablet device when you are on the move.

For up to date information on how Learn is developing read our Learn Blog

Help and Support

Learn Ultra Upgrade

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We are upgrading to Learn Ultra. Find out more about the upgrade process, when it will happen, and how it will affect you.

Using Learn as a Student

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Support and information for students on how to use Learn to access course materials and information.

Using Learn as a Teacher

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Advice and information on using Learn to support your courses for anyone who delivers teaching or supports the teaching experience


Ally is a tool which will provide extra accessibility support for students and staff when using or uploading learning materials within Learn. It will allow students to download alternative formats of those materials and provides staff with advice on how to make those materials more accessible when uploading them.

About the Learn Service

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Find out more about the Learn Service at Edinburgh and keep up-to-date.

Give us your feedback on using Learn

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We are continually looking to improve the Learn service and the support that we provide.