What is Blackboard?
Blackboard™ is the software platform on which West London Online is built. Blackboard is primarily designed as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), an online learning system providing students with web access (from anywhere in the world) to course materials, and other resources made available by lecturers.
Blackboard enables students to communicate electronically with their tutors and fellow students. It allows students and staff to take part in online group discussions, and access selected course materials, such as module study guides. Students are able to read announcements related to their course or the university as a whole, and to access a range of information sources. Increasingly Blackboard is used to allow students to submit their assignment work - and to receive grades and feedback - online.
From Thursday 02 May logging on to Blackboard has been fully integrated with the student portal.
When you go to http://online.uwl.ac.uk you are now taken to the Portal login page.
Enter your normal UWL username and password here (the same details you use to access your University email) and you will be taken through to Blackboard.
If you have already logged on to the Portal at https://portal.uwl.ac.uk then you won't need to log on again, but will be taken straight to the Blackboard home page.