SOAS University of London

Library, Learning & Teaching Innovation (LLTI)

Welcome to the SOAS BLE support pages

General Information and Background

The BLE is a Virtual Learning Environment, which is a web based system providing teaching and learning via the internet and designed for ease of use by people with varying levels of IT expertise.  All you need is a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari), an internet connection and your password.  You can access it anywhere from the world 24/7.

The BLE can be accessed via the Bloomsbury Learning Environment link on the home page of the SOAS website.

SOAS works closely with the other colleges in the Bloomsbury Consortium – the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Birkbeck and the Institution of Education (IoE) to benefit from shared technical support, common training courses for academic and technical staff and the sharing of ideas and best practice. Find out more about the Bloomsbury collaboration.


SOAS will be upgrading the BLE in late July. The new version will improve some of the functionalities such as the drag and drop tool which will be automatically enabled in all your modules; better and clear icons for resources and files.  The main difference will be an increase in speed and better back-end functionality.


If you have any further queries, suggestions or feedback please contact the BLE Support Team at
Distance learning and Language Centre students, please contact your support team directly:

Thank you

e-Learning Team
Academic Development Directorate