Blackboard – your online learning platform

Students studying in the modern collaborative study space on the second floor of the Library

Blackboard is your VLE (virtual learning environment) and a core resource in your learning experience at Reading. Blackboard offers you flexible access to online learning and resources for your School, programme and modules.

You can use Blackboard to:

  • Submit assignments
  • View marks and feedback
  • Access online reading lists
  • Find learning resources for your course

You can access Blackboard Learn via your desktop browser or on the app. The Blackboard app has a number of exciting features that makes learning even more flexible and convenient, including push notifications that let you know when anything has been added to your course.

Alternative content formats

You can access and download content on Blackboard in a way that best suits you. Choose from a range of different formats, including an audio MP3 file to listen to or an ePub file to read on an eBook reader. For more info, see Getting Started with Alternative Formats on the Blackboard Help Site for Students. 

Submitting work online for assessment

You can find guidance on submitting your work on the Online Submission Checklist. If you’re submitting using the Turnitin tool, don’t forget to download your digital receipt immediately after you’ve submitted! You can also find help on how to access your marks and feedback

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