Blackboard is Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Students can use Blackboard to access lecture notes, online assignments and other activities.

Lecturers can use Blackboard to distribute learning material, communicate with their students, create online assessments and use integrated technologies such as Turnitin, Panopto and Collaborate.

Getting started

Blackboard can be accessed via using your Trinity username and password.

Staff and students can visit the Help sections within Blackboard for guides on using Blackboard and related technologies such as Panopto, Turnitin and Collaborate.

Introduction to TCD Blackboard ( for Students - 2023/24

This video will cover how to access and navigate Blackboard, view module content, submit assessments, use the text editor, and how to access further guides and support.

Further Supports

Blackboard Summer 2023 Update - Video Tour

We have created a video to show an overview of the enhancements to Blackboard for the 23/24 academic year.

Watch the Blackboard Summer 2023 Update Video Tour

Browser Support

IT Services recommend Google Chrome or Firefox for accessing Blackboard. For a list of supported web browsers please see the Blackboard website.

Online Assessment

Please see our online assessment for staff and students webpage for more information and resources .

Missing modules in TCD Blackboard?

If you find you are not enrolled to your modules in Blackboard, please check with your school office to ensure you are timetabled for the relevant modules. Modules need to be listed on a student's record in for them to be available in Blackboard (enrolments update overnight). Lecturers need to be timetabled to modules in CMIS (the college timetable system). Administrative staff can get enrolled to modules by completing the VLE Enrolment Form available on the managing Blackboard access and enrolment issues webpage.

All data in Blackboard is based on the college timetabling systems and information taken from student records on For further information on access & enrolment please visit the IT Services website.

Support for Teaching Staff

If you require support with using Blackboard for teaching and learning, instructional design and development of modules, professional development, and any activities associated with the discipline of teaching, please contact the Teaching & Learning IT team via the IT Service Desk email address.

Having a technical issue?

Students who encounter an issue with an online assessment should contact their module instructors in the first instance as the module instructors control the assessment settings.

If you have a technical or data integration issue with Blackboard, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Need Further Help?

Search the Knowledge Base for answers to commonly asked questions.

Still need help? Contact the IT Service Desk by one of the below methods.

Phone: +353 (01) 896 2000
Web Portal:

Service desk opening hours are:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00