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How to get started in Blackboard as soon as possible

Welcome to all our new and returning students. Blackboard now has a new refreshed look.

Top tip Take a few minutes to check the following topics to gain access to Blackboard and your learning material as soon as possible.

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Check your Registration Status

See our Check your Registration Status support page.

Your entire University life and Blackboard access revolve around your student Registration status. This section will show you how to check your Registration status, explain its significance as well as illustrate how Blackboard access is not instantaneous like Portal and Library services. Select Blackboard Access.

Blackboard Access

Please note: Usually available 24hrs after successful completion of Online Enrolment

How do I login to Blackboard

Either direct at:
or via the Portal, select more information.

You've waited 24hrs since successful completion of Online Enrolment, you login and Blackboard states Currently you are not enrolled on any courses

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The visibility of content usually follows the semester start dates, unless otherwise specified by your Course Director or Module Co-ordinator. Also, although all Banner modules are in Blackboard, not all programmes (with the exception of fully distance learning courses) are delivered in Blackboard. There can be many different versions of the same module, check that you are on the right version (CRN number) of the module. If you have selected the wrong module you can can submit a Module Amendment Form.

Blackboard Learn Student Orientation Course. Every student has automatic access to a course entitled Blackboard Learn Student Orientation Course, please take a few moments to navigate though this information and familiarise yourself with the Blackboard environment.

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Blackboard On Demand Help

The Blackboard On Demand student support site link above is brimming with short, practical video tutorials.

Blackboard Support

As well as our own wiki knowledge base, Blackboard also provides contextual online support within the application:

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