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System Announcements

  • Blackboard move to Managed Hosting (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)
    Blackboard move to Managed Hosting - August 2015

    The Blackboard system is being moved to Managed Hosting (See blog post about why we are moving to managed hosting).

    In order to complete this, Blackboard will be unavailable OR available as ‘read-only’ for periods of time in August as outlined below.

    From To Status
    Thursday 6th13.00 Friday 7th 19.00 (approximate) Blackboard and Turnitin unavailable
    Friday 7th19.00 (approximate) Friday 14th 09.00 (approximate) Blackboard available as “read-only”
    Friday 14th 09.00 Friday 14th  12.00 (approximate) Blackboard and Turnitin unavailable
    Friday 14th12.00 (approximate)   New hosted Blackboard becomes available

    Please note these times are subject to minor change. All times are British Summer Time (BST).

    Further information:     for students     for staff

  • Course Copying - begins 1st July 2015 (Tuesday, June 30, 2015)
    Blackboard Course Rollover 2015
    Automatic course copying for this summer will be starting on Wednesday, 1st July.  Courses will become temporarily unavailable while copying takes place.  For further information, please see Course rollover 2015 - full details.
  • Accessing and using Blackboard Learn (Monday, April 27, 2015)

    Student guide to Blackboard Learn

    For all the information you need to access and get started with Blackboard, please see this PDF guide:
    Student guide to Blackboard Learn


    Problems logging in to Blackboard

    You should log into Blackboard using your standard University of Reading IT username and password. If you have problems logging in, please contact or telephone 0118 378 6262.


    Issue with IE Compatibility

    Please follow these instructions if you are using Internet Explorer, to resolve issue with Compatibility View: Internet Explorer - Compatibility View

  • Use Blackboard on your mobile device (Monday, March 9, 2015)
    You can now access Blackboard on your mobile device by downloading a free app called Blackboard Mobile Learn.

    The mobile app is available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets - download it free from your app store.

    For help accessing and using the app please read this PDF guide: 
    Blackboard Mobile Learn - student guide
  • Turnitin Status updates (Monday, March 9, 2015)