Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard)


Blackboard is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. The VLE provides a medium for supporting teaching and learning activities, including assessment and examination. Information Solutions and Services provide technical support for the Blackboard VLE platform and account creation in tandem with student registration and staff HR processes.

How To Obtain This Service

The Blackboard portal can be accessed at

Who Can Use This Service
  • Students
  • Staff
  • Faculty
Prerequisites For The Use This Service


Students must be currently registered to access the Blackboard service. Students log in to Blackboard using their standard User ID and password (i.e. Campus Account credentials).


Staff must be currently on the NUI Galway payroll (excludes retired staff). Staff log in to Blackboard using their existing staff ID and password (i.e. Campus Account credentials).

Details of Supported Web Browsers and Operating Systems for Blackboard


Blackboard is available 24x7 from on and off campus


There is no charge to students or staff for the use of Blackboard

Related Information

Staff and student guides and other information is available from


For technical support queries, contact the Service Desk