Virtual learning environment (Vision)

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