Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to support your teaching and learning. 

Stay on top of your courses, access learning materials, and submit your assessments seamlessly. Attend online lectures and seminars for a hybrid learning experience.  

Access Blackboard Learn by web browser or mobile app - it's that easy! Sign in with your University email and password, or simply click through from the Student Hub. 

Get familiar with its layout and tools through our informative tour video.

Take the Blackboard Learn tour

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Get additional support at Blackboard Help for Students

Blackboard Learn App

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Get the Blackboard Learn app and keep updated with module announcements. You can review lecture and seminar materials while you're on the move, and track your assessment grades with ease.

Download the app

  1. Search for 'Blackboard Learn' on the app store on your device. 
  2. Install the app then select 'University of Salford.' 
  3. Log in using your University email and password. 
  4. Check the 'Activity Stream' to stay updated with the latest announcements and course messages.  

For a rewarding online learning journey, check out our Online Learning Guidance for valuable tips and conduct expectations.

Use alternative formats with Blackboard Ally

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Use the Blackboard Ally tool to convert course materials to a range of alternative formats that work best for you.  

You can convert a file to HTML for improved reading on mobile devices, or to Immersive Reader with its Read Aloud functions, and MP3 audio files for learning on the go. There are over 50 languages available with the Translated format, and electronic Braille for the visually impaired. If you're not sure which format to download, click on the Help link to help you decide.  

Downloading Alternative Formats 

Just click on the Ally's alternative formats download icon beside the original file (the image shown on the right), select the format that you would like and select Download. This will download the alternative format directly to your device and allow you to store it for offline use so you can access it later without internet access or having to visit Blackboard.

Assessment Submission

Find expert advice and Turnitin guidance in your Assessment Support Module on Blackboard Learn. Get ready to submit your work with confidence - we've got you covered!