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Using Blackboard Learn - Staff


Blackboard Learn ( is College's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You can use Blackboard to host your teaching materials, create online assessments, use social learning tools such as blogs and journals, and incorporate other technologies such as videos and webinars. Click on the titles below to view further information.

Desiging Your Module & Adding Content

Visit the Staff Help tab when you log in to or visit our Technologies for Teaching & Learning page for more guides on the different technologies available in Blackboard.

Access & Enrolment

Blackboard ( requires an active TCD computer account for access. If you are not enrolled to a module check with your school office to ensure you are timetabled for it in CMIS (the College timetable system). Your students are automatically enrolled to your Blackboard modules as long as they are listed on (SITS). The eLearning team cannot manually enrol staff and students - the enrolments must come from CMIS or SITS.

For more information on access and enrolment issues visit the IT Services VLE page.

Professional Development

The eLearning team support staff in designing and developing blended courses using a variety of pedagogical approaches and technologies. We run workshops and webinars and provide support for staff in using technologies for teaching & learning. Visit our Professional Development Programme for information on upcoming sessions. Resources are available both on the CAPSL resources page and via the 'Staff Help' section once you log in to Blackboard.

Blackboard Instructor App

You can also access Blackboard on your mobile device using the Blackboard Instructor App.

Please note: the app is primarly designed for viewing content - it does not currently allow you to build your module via your mobile device. To access the majority of Blackboard features you will need to log in via a web browser.

Download the Blackboard App

Further Help & Support

For further support, resources and video tutorials please click on the Staff Help tab once you log in to Blackboard. Direct your students to the Student Help tab in Blackboard for student support.

Guides are also available on Blackboard's official help website. Please note: Modules are referred to as Courses on the website & Trinity uses the 'Original Experience' version of Blackboard.

Contact: You can contact the eLearning team via if you need any further information. Visit our programmes and events page for details of upcoming workshops & webinars.

For more information on access and enrolment issues visit the IT Services VLE page.

Video Showcase

Below are some sample videos which give an overview of how you can use Blackboard to support & enhance student learning. Visit our technologies for teaching & learning page to access our online guides to help you get started.