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.

Alerts for downtime

July 17th 2018

Learn will be unavailable from 0900-1700 BST on July 17th 2018, and will be considered at risk until 0900 on the 18th July. This is a planned upgrade to the Learn service.

More information can be found via Learn Summer Upgrade 2018, and via this IS Alert


Learn Summer Upgrade 2018

On July 17th Learn will be unavailable from 0900-1700 as we perform an upgrade to the service. This webpage summarises new functionality that is being added to Learn.

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

Use our self-support pages to find out more about Learn training, frequently asked questions, known issues and consultations.

Assignments, Marks & Feedback

Learn is used by many courses to set assignment activities, or tests. These can be used for official coursework or for feedback purposes that might not contribute to your final grade.

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: Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor .