Blackboard logo Blackboard is Aberystwyth University’s online learning environment. Blackboard has a range of tools for communication, collaboration, assessment, feedback, reflection and content management, and provides an online space for activities to support learning and teaching. You can access Blackboard via with your Aberystwyth username and password.

We provide a number of training courses, FAQs and Guides to help you get the most out of your modules in Blackboard. 

Required Minimum Presence (RMP)

All taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules must adhere to our Required Minimum Presence (RMP). The RMP is informed by recognised good practice in the sector as well as by feedback from AU students.


More information on the Exemplary Course AwardThe E-learning Group oversee the annual AU Blackboard Exemplary Course Award (ECA). The aim is to support staff to enhance their modules on Blackboard and to share good practice across the university. We have seen the impact of this programme, as other staff often pick up on exemplary practices demonstrated by winning modules, and are delighted to showcase the winners at our annual Learning and Teaching Conference.  

2018-19 AU ECA Winners

The diverse range of teaching and learning styles evidenced in this year’s applications reflects the innovative work that is taking place across the institution.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018-19 ECA competition:

For examples of the winning modules' exemplary practices see this video: