Vision, the VLE platform at HWU, is powered by Blackboard.   Vision facilitates, technology enhanced learning and teaching by providing an online platform for both staff and students.

Blackboard enables you to:

  • Deliver courses materials
  • Set and take quizzes and surveys
  • Set and receive assignments
  • Communicate through online discussion
  • Track progress and manage grades
  • Provide and receive feedback

Login to Vision

Download the free Blackboard app

Once downloaded

  1. Open the App and search for Heriot-Watt University
  2. Login using your HWU UserID/password.

With the Blackboard app, you can:

  • Access course content anywhere, anytime: Whether you’re at the gym or traveling for spring break, you can check grades, view announcements, access course content and complete assignments
  • Engage with peers and teachers: Create, browse and reply to conversations using the apps discussions tool
  • Stay informed in real-time: Tired of refreshing your browser, waiting for that midterm grade to get posted? Get real-time push notifications to your phone about new grades, upcoming tests and past due dates
  • Prioritize your work: The activity stream prioritizes events and actions for you, so that you can stay on top of upcoming assignments and deadlines
  • Access Collaborate Virtual Classrooms