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System Announcements

  • Blackboard downtime - Monday 31st August (Wednesday, August 26, 2015)
    Blackboard downtime - Monday 31st August


    Blackboard will be upgraded to a new version at the end of August.

    In order to complete this, Blackboard will be unavailable OR at risk as follows:

    From:  11.30 BST Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday Monday)
    To:  09.00 BST Tuesday 1st September

    Blackboard and Turnitin unavailable


    From:  09.00 BST Tuesday 1st September
    To:  12.00 BST Tuesday 1st September

    Blackboard and Turnitin available but at risk

    This means Blackboard and Turnitin can be used and you can submit assignments, but you may notice some changes to the interface being made during this period.


    This upgrade will update existing tools and introduce some new features.

    At the same time, the user interface will be improved and updated. You will also notice a change of colour scheme in line with University branding. 

  • 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)