Teaching & Learning IT
The Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is used to provide e-learning services to staff and students. It allows lecturers to share course materials, post announcements for students, and run quizzes and surveys. Blackboard also includes a Virtual Classroom facility, discussion forums and various other course tools.
Access and Support
You can access Blackboard through UCD Connect (icon available on top right of screen) , or directly from http://elearning.ucd.ie. Your Blackboard username is the same as your UCD Connect username.
You can also access Blackboard via your mobile phone, by downloading the Blackboard Mobile Learn application to your phone from the relevant app store. Click here for more information on Blackboard Mobile Learn.
Help and advice is available from the Helpdesk, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or at ext: 2700. The Blackboard team can be contacted directly at email@example.com.
If you belong to the UCD Quinn School of Business, please contact the ILTG: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check here for more detailed information.
- Staff FAQs (including Course Request Form link)
- Student FAQs
- Blackboard 9.1 - What's New?
- Quick Start Videos & How To Guides
- Training Courses
Quick Start Guides
Quick start guides offer brief instructions for performing basic Blackboard tasks, such as uploading content and collecting assignments. They are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
- Blackboard 9 - What's New?
- Adding Course Content (Quick Start Guide)
- Assignments (Quick Start Guide)
- Groups (Quick Start Guide)
- Grade Center (Quick Start Guide)
"How To" Guides
The "How To" guides will be short web-based guides that should be usable on any machine, and will consist of visual, audio, and (sometimes) video material about a specific topic.
To access Blackboard's own online resources, please use the links below:
- Blackboard Instructor Guide
- Blackboard User Guide
- Blackboard Quick Tutorials
- Blackboard On-Demand Learning Centre
Please see the Customer Charter for our defined service level agreements and resolution times.