Important: beware of phishing emails

There is a worldwide phishing scam targeting Universities with Blackboard VLE. Leeds users have received these emails.

Be advised that the University/Blackboard will not send emails asking for your username and password.

The VLE’s URL begins and the log in screen looks like this:


Users may also access the VLE via the Portal at (which redirects to


Here is an example of a phishing email recently received by a Leeds user (sent from

An important course form has been posted to you through the Blackboard Learning System.
Please sign in immediately to view the form.
Click here to sign in
Thank you,
Blackboard Learn.

This kind of email is not genuine. You should not respond to it.

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