Information Services

Using Learn as a Teacher

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

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.


Using Learn to Create and Teach Courses

The use of Learn at the University of Edinburgh is the combination of the Blackboard Learn software and the developments instigated through the Learn Foundations Project. Together these have produced an approach to the use of Learn that ensures that content is easier to access and use for both staff and students.

Getting Started

How to log into Learn and find your way around.

Building and Managing Content

Teaching English for Law
How to create and manage content in Learn.

Communicating with Students

Alumni email service
Guidance on what communication approaches are best suited for your course in Learn.

Assessment & Feedback

digital exams
Information on types of assessment, how to set them up and give marks and feedback through Learn.

Reporting and Analytics

Credit for entry
How to see reports on the use of your courses and materials.

Creating Effective Courses

Student on computer
Advice and support on how to effectively design the layout and structure of courses.

Training and events

Find out more about our training programme and associated self-support materials.

Learn App

People on the mobiles
You can access your course on a mobile device using the new consolidated Blackboard Learn App

Further Help

Get help and support
How to solve issues and questions that may arise while using Learn.