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Log in to Blackboard Learn Ultra


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Quick steps – how to sign in?

  1. On a web browser open https://www.bb.reading.ac.uk/
    • Blackboard Learn App users; open App, type “University of Reading” as school/workspace name, and click “Continue with Web-Login”.
  2. Click “Sign in with Microsoft” button
  3. Enter your username + @reading.ac.uk (e.g. xy123456@reading.ac.uk)
  4. Enter your password
  5. Follow MFA steps
  6. Choose between “stay signed in yes/no” (To avoid “MFA” each time you login, please choose “Yes”. If using a public or a shared computer please choose “No”).

Forgotten password or login details?

Please go to “Reset your password” page for guidance, or send an email to dts@reading.ac.uk for help.

Detailed guide with screenshots below

Step 1. To log in, go to https://www.bb.reading.ac.uk/ and click on the Sign in with Microsoft button.

New Blackboard login page - screenshot

Step 2. Enter your UoR username followed by “@reading.ac.uk” e.g. xy123456@reading.ac.uk

Enter your email - snapshot

Step 3. Enter your UoR email password

Enter your password - snapshot

Step 4. Enter the security code sent to your mobile phone or backup email.

Enter code - snapshot

Step 5. Choose whether to “Stay signed in” or “Not” (Choose “No” if you are using shared or public computer). If you choose “Yes”, you won’t be asked to enter login details each time you access Blackboard.

Choose to stay in or not - snapshot

When you log out of Blackboard, you will be presented with the option to log out from Microsoft 365 as well, or to continue your Microsoft session.

Image showing continue SSO option

Guide last updated on May 10, 2024

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