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Deeper Look 1 - Academic Technologies

Here is information regarding Blackboard, your virtual learning environment at UCLan and Microsoft Teams, which is used in live lectures and also supports conversational chat amongst your tutor and peers. Services offered through the university library are also explained, along with guidance on how to perform a library search.


Blackboard is the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Students can log into Blackboard both on and off campus.

Blackboard is where you will find your: 

  • Course materials and content
  • Modules
  • Assignment information
  • Timetable
  • Library information
  • Links for support and wellbeing
Here is the Blackboard student support page

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is part of the Office365 suite that the University has chosen to conduct our online teaching on. It is essential that you understand how to successfully utilise this software for your studies. Microsoft Teams enables you to attend online lectures, chat with peers and access your files from OneDrive.
You can download Microsoft Teams for your devices here

Here are some useful links:

Support Services at UCLan

As a student at the University of Central Lancashire, you have access to a wide range of learning, support, and advisory services. Dedicated teams are available for all of your concerns, academic or otherwise, and specialist teams are available for all your support needs.

Find out advice and information on Academic and Study Support, Careers Support and Student Financial Support. Our Student Wellbeing section has everything you need to know about our Counselling Service, Mental Health Advisors Service, and Student Mentoring.

Find Your UCLan Reading List

Find your reading list via your blackboard space or by searching for your module code through the UCLan Reading Lists system. Discover more here