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Getting Started

MyLearningSpace (Brightspace) is your virtual learning environment (VLE) and includes all the information you need to support your studies, including unit information, study materials and study skills resources.

Use the guides to familiarise yourself with the new environment.

The FAQs below will help you find important areas of MyLearningSpace.

FAQs

How long does the download process take?

It may take some time to download all of your content, depending on how much you have, so it is important to start this process as soon as possible. 

What happens to my coursework etc. if I don't download it?

Any content that hasn't been downloaded will be deleted when Blackboard is switched off on 31st July. There will be no way of accessing it after this date.

What if I don't want to keep this content?

Then you don't need to do anything. All personal student content that isn't downloaded will be deleted on 31st July.

I could use some help with this. Where can I go for advice?

The StudySkills team run a number of drop-in sessions in the Library every week where they can provide guidance on downloading content from Blackboard. These are held in the IT Training Suite (Library Level 2) every week on the following days:

Tuesday: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Thursday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

How do I download the Pulse App to my mobile device?

Brightspace Pulse

A mobile app that helps students keep track of important updates. It brings news, deadlines, and grades together in one place so they can spend less time organizing and more time learning.

Download here.