UP Blackboard

The UP Blackboard is an e-learning platform allows University of Pretoria (UP) instructors to deliver their courses and course materials (course descriptions, lecture notes/PowerPoint presentations, recommended books/journals, videos, forums, etc.) to an email upload portal. It’s intended to help.

A learning platform for students to access it for further academic work. A series of short video tutorials will be available soon to further assist instructors in uploading their courses.

The University of Pretoria (UP) is looking to improve the learning process for its students. Therefore, I am pleased to announce the introduction of the learning management system “LMS”. This makes it easy for students to participate in classes, receive lecture notes, and submit assignments online anytime, anywhere.


The following is a guide on how to enrol for the UP Blackboard System.

  1. Open your internet browser e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
  2. Go to UP Blackboard Portal
  3. Select Log in
  4. Once logged in, scroll down the page to Course Categories. Select your School
  5. Select your course or check for your course in your department.
  6. You will then see the content for your course.
BlackBoard (Bb) Student App

With Bb Student, you can:

  • View course content and participate in your courses on your mobile device.
  • Stay on task with push notifications, a due date list, and activity stream updates.
  • Take assignments, tests, and quizzes and review your submissions.
  • View your course grades as well as individual test and assignment grades.
  • Participate in discussions.
  • Collaborate with your class through video conferencing.
  • Attach assignment files from cloud storage.

How to install the BlackBoard Student App

1. Select the applicable app store for your mobile device
2. Install the app
3. Search for your school: clickUP
4. Login with your portal/ClickUP credentials : u+number on your student card and your portal password


In cases where students do not have access to any device or data, other options are being explored, including the possibility of using the South African Post Office to deliver paper-based material to students. Additional support will be made available for students when contact teaching resumes, and particularly for students who will have had difficulty in transitioning to online learning.

It may be necessary for face-to-face lectures to be extended through the September and December vacation breaks and for some cohorts, to extend the academic programme.

Students who have queries related to the academic programme should contact their respective schools. Students who do not have access to adequate mobile computing devices and cannot secure them elsewhere should contact their Faculty representatives.