Blackboard for Students

Follow this link to find all our resources for students. From here you will find a Getting Started guide, a Frequently Asked Questions list, and a number of “How To…” guides that will take you through using Blackboard step-by-step.

Blackboard for Staff

Follow this link to find all our resources for staff. From here you will find a Getting Started guide, some Top Tips, and almost every aspect of using Blackboard is covered in our step-by-step guides.

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool integrated into every Blackboard course that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate opens right in your Chrome or Firefox browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.  It will work on phones and tablets without needing an additional app.

We have a range of support resources for both students and staff.

Other Services

Panopto Lecture Capture

Guides for Panopto creators

Questionmark Perception

For information on the University’s on-line computer based exam systems. Most resources are for staff, but do include student videos.

Office 365 and MS Teams

Is Microsoft’s cloud based service that includes a full suite of Office applications such as MS Teams and file storage. This is available for all Staff, PGR’s and Students.


eFolio is a suite of tools including an ePortfolio, module blogging tools, tutor dashboard, research participant pool, module registers and others. eFolio help page and FAQs can be found here

MySouthampton app

The University’s official mobile app that also works in all major web browsers. MySouthampton has specific information profiles for: Students, Staff, New Students, Guests and Prospective Students with their Family and Friends.

External Links

CLS Room Guide

The CLS Guide provides concise advice to help tutors use this equipment as well as instructions on connecting their own laptop or mobile device.

VPN Instructions

How to connect to the Southampton University VPN. Your staff or student password is required to view this guide.


Access a virtual public workstation from your own device