Thing 2: Look up last week’s lecture notes – Five Things You Can Do with the VLE app

We’re up to Thing 2 in our ‘Five Things you can do with the VLE app’ series. “What!? There’s an app for the VLE? Since when?!” Well, since the 2012-13 academic year actually, but it’s our fault for not shouting it from the rooftops a little bit more. If you haven’t seen the post for Thing 1 you can catch up by clicking the link below:

Here’s some quick instructions on how to download the VLE app:

  1. Install “Blackboard Mobile Learn” from your iTunes or Google Play app stores.
  2. Open the app and search for University of York.
  3. Select University of York from the list that appears. Do not select York University (that’s in Canada).
  4. Log in using the username and password you normally use to access Yorkshare.

Thing 2: Look up last week’s lecture notes

You’re in a lecture and your tutor starts referring to an Important Thing that was covered last week – but you can’t find anything about it in your notes. With the app, you’d be able to access Yorkshare there and then and look up the lecture notes from the week before.

Not only that, but you’d be able to look up course content at any time from your phone or tablet for convenient access wherever you are.


Unfortunately, there are a few things that the VLE app can’t do in relation to course content, namely: viewing your EARL reading list and accessing Replay lecture captures. You’ll have to resort to a good, old fashioned desktop or laptop for these.

Visit the dedicated page on our website for the Yorkshare Mobile App.


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