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VLE - TCD Blackboard Learn (

VLE - Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 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.

Who can use this service?

Staff and Students

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 Ultra.

* Visit the Staff and Student help tabs when you log in to Blackboard to access guides and video tutorials.

Introduction to TCD Blackboard ( for Students

This video gives an overview of how Trinity College Dublin students can access and navigate (Blackboard).

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 IT Services website.

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 (

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 Learn, please contact the IT Service Desk.