.

Blackboard VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)

To access the Blackboard VLE please click the link on the Aston University Student portal MAP:   www.aston.ac.uk/map

Blackboard is the University’s online virtual learning environment and is used within all four schools of study. 

What is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)?   

A VLE is an online platform that facilitates online learning.  Through it you can log onto all of your modules and:

  • Access lecture notes and presentations (including audio and video clips)

  • Read announcements

  • Access your grades

  • Communicate with your instructor and classmates

  • Complete assignments and submit courseworks

  • Take online quizzes and tests

  • Take part in discussions and group work

As Blackboard is a web-based resource you can access it at any time and from any place!  All you need to do is login using your standard University username and password. 

Is online learning for me?
All students benefit from online learning.  Blackboard is designed for institutions such as Aston University who are dedicated to teaching and learning. It is intuitive and easy to use and can be used by full time, part time and distance learners.

Help and advice
Please see our FAQs section for common questions and problems. Alternatively, you can view the flash videos on how to use Blackboard.

 If you can't find the answer there, please contact the ISA Helpdesk.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research