What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at NUI Galway.

It allows you to:

  • share learning materials and lecture notes with your students (see Manage Content)
  • communicate with your tutors and students, using email, discussion forums and various other module tools  (See Communication)
  • create assignments, quizzes and surveys (see Assessment)
  • enter and return marks for a student on a module (see Online Results Return).

Take an interactive lesson

If you would like to learn more about how the VLE can be used from a teaching and learning perspective, click here to take an interactive lesson.

Blackboard Manual

Find answers in Blackboard Learn's manual:

Blackboard instructor manual

Blackboard student manual


Watch these short clips on how to get the most out of Blackboard:

See Blackboard.com videos