Frequently Asked Questions

Login to Blackboard at vle.aston.ac.uk using your Aston username and password.

INFORMATION If you are having problems with your username and password contact the IT Help Desk.

On the Welcome page, under the My Courses title you will see a list of modules available to you.

INFORMATION If you are missing modules from your list, contact student support for your school of study:

For more help take a look at our Blackboard Help pages.

Reading lists are accessible online and contain information on library holdings and full-text links when available.

Within your Blackboard module look for Readings from the left-hand menu, this will take you to your reading list.

The library has a whole host of services other than just reading lists, take a look at the Welcome to the Library Guide.

If you are looking for ssubject-specifichelp, take a look at the LibGuides.

You can also contact a member of library staff for help, take a look at the Information Specialist contact page for more information.

Generally, there are 2 types of lecture recordings, those made in Aston Replay/Panopto which are normally of in-person teaching sessions in a classroom or lecture theatre or those made in Collaborate of webinar/online sessions. They are accessed in different ways.

Aston Replay/Panopto recordings can be viewed in two ways:

Take a look at our Viewing Lecture Captures Guide.

Collaborate recordings can be viewed through the Collaborate Webinars link in the left-hand menu of your Blackboard module.

Take a look at our Find the recording of your Collaborate session Guide.

To find your engagement level visit MyEngagement and log into your account using your usual credentials.

Most assessments can be found in the relevant Blackboard module on a page called Assessment or Assignment in the left hand menu.

If you can’t find it contact your module tutor.

Most assessments are submitted on Blackboard via Turnitin or  Blackboard Assignments. Depending upon the exact assessment you may be asked to submit via a different tool in some cases.

You should think of the two guides below as the basic submission process, however depending on your school of study there might be other specific submission instructions that you should adhere to:

Any grades that you see outside of My Aston Portal (MAP) should be thought of as provisional. Only final Exam Board approved grades will appear in MAP.

Feedback and provisional grades can be accessed in Blackboard for both Turnitin and Blackboard Assignments.

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