How to log in to Blackboard

🎯 Changes to how you log in from 3 August 2020: As part of our upgrade, we have changed the way you log in to Blackboard. Logging in is now exactly the same as signing in to other University systems, such as email and OneDrive. In fact, if you are already signed in to your University Microsoft account, you won’t need to sign in again to Blackboard.

🎯 Important: Use your UoR username (e.g ab12345@student.reading.ac.uk), your password and verification code to login.  If you are logging in first time, you will be asked to setup Multi-Factor Authentication for your account security (e.g. mobile, secondary email or security question). If you experience any technical issues, please raise a support ticket with DTS on dts@reading.ac.uk .

🎯 How to avoid two-step verification every time you login to Blackboard? Please watch these useful video guides on how to sign in to Blackboard and stay signed-in to avoid entering the mobile verification code every time you login to Blackbaord: https://youtu.be/voqN-YXLvx8 and https://youtu.be/p-AehI9ZSaU .


👉 Log in via Me@Reading

You can access Blackboard from the Me@Reading portal (http://student.reading.ac.uk/). Once you are logged in to Me@Reading portal, simply click on the Blackboard link on the left-hand navigation bar, and you will be taken straight in to Blackboard.

Login to blackboard snapshot

 

Watch Video Guide: Student Login to Me@reading and Blackboard

 

For further information please see the Me@Reading Essentials page or What to do when you are here page.


  👉 Log in to the Blackboard app

You will need to enter the same details when logging in to the Blackboard mobile app (e.g. ab123456@student.reading.ac.uk, then your password and verification code).

  1. Enter “University of Reading” as your institute name
  2. Click on “Web Login”
  3. Enter your login details in the next  window e.g “ab123456@student.reading.ac.uk, your “Password” and security code which will be sent your mobile phone or an alternative email

Login on Blackboard App snapshot

BB App web login snapshot

If you don’t see the Web Login button, delete ‘University of Reading’ in the first field, then start typing Reading and select  ‘University of Reading’ again. The Web Login button should now appear.

For details please see Blackboard Mobile App: How to download and use


👉 Log in direct to Blackboard

Watch video guide: Student Direct Login to Blackboard

You can log in to Blackboard Learn at www.bb.reading.ac.uk. You will need to enter the same login details as when you sign into your University email (e.g. ab123456@student.reading.ac.uk,  then your password and verification code).

Blackboard Login page

Login to Blackboard as Student

🎯 For most students: When signing in, on the first screen you will need to enter your User ID as <username>@student.reading.ac.uk (e.g ab123456@student.reading.ac.uk).
If you get an error, please check if it works in an incognito / private browser window. If it does work in a private window, then you should clear your browser cache and try again in the main browser window.

🎯 Henley Business School students:

  • If your email address is a.n.other@student.henley.ac.uk please sign in as <username>@student.reading.ac.uk
  • If your email address is  a.n.other@programme-member.henley.com please sign in as <username>@live.henley.com

If you get an error, please check if it works in an incognito / private browser window. If it does work in a private window, then you should clear your browser cache and try again in the main browser window.

Note: 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.

Having problems logging in? check this page: I can’t log in to Blackboard. or please raise a support ticket with DTS (dts@reading.ac.uk)