Information Services

Getting Started

How to log into Learn and find your way around.

This video provides a brief introduction to using the Learn Virtual Learning Environment with information on how to login, find your courses, and also highlighting other key navigation options.

Logging in

Access Learn via MyEd

Use the Learn button in the Learn MyEd channel to open a new window and take you to your My Learn page. If you are enrolled on current Learn courses you will also find direct links to each course.

screenshot from MyEd

Some browsers may block Learn links from opening in MyEd because of pop-up blocker settings. You will need to review your browser pop-up settings and allow sites to open new pages from the ed.ac.uk domain.

Your courses

If you have been enrolled into a course, your course link will appear in your list of courses which is available on your My Learn tab. You may be enrolled in courses over a number of academic years and you can choose to group your courses by session if you prefer.

If you cannot see a course in your list that you would expect to see, please contact your course organiser or course secretary and they can check your enrolment status for you.

Courses in Learn

  • You will only see courses on which you are enrolled, and which are using Learn.
  • You will only see courses for the current academic year in the MyEd channel. For a full list of all your Learn courses use the Learn button.

Navigation

Site Menu

The tabs at the top of the page will remain in place on all areas of the Learn site, and will give you quick access to the My Learn page, as well as a help section and a list of courses that are available for self-enrol.

Course Menu

Each course will have a left-hand menu for navigation. This menu will remain on the side of the screen on all of your course pages. You can choose to collapse this menu if you require more screen space (see video below). There is also a breadcrumb bar above this to help you see which section of the course you are currently viewing.

Video: Learn menu
Learn menu

Assignments, Tests, Grades & Feedback

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

Profile & Personalisation

Above the main menu tabs you will be able to see the global navigation menu (it's a clickable version of your name). You can open this from any page and access information that is personal to you. This might include notifications from your courses, information about grades, and also links for customising your settings and updating your profile information.

Accessibility

Blackboard provides detailed descriptions of the different accessibility options that are available within Learn. Learn provides users access to Quick Links and keyboard navigation as well as a series of customisation options which are available within your profile settings.

Content that is uploaded into your courses should be presented according to accessibility guidelines. 

Find out more about Accessibility and Learn.

 

Still need help?

If you have a specific query that you need help on then please contact the IS Helpline and one of our team will be able to assist you with your query.

Contact the IS Helpline