Heriot-Watt University Vision

Heriot-Watt University 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 Learn – Vision

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 – https://vision.hw.ac.uk/

Get the Vision App!

There is an App which connects Vision to your mobile device/tablet.

App features include:

  • Announcements – keep updated from all your courses and modules
  • Content – access learning materials and course information
  • Discussions – read and post to discussions
  • Grades – view grades
  • More – access to tests, blogs, wikis and journals when active in a course.

Download the free App today

  1. Go to the App/Play store and search for Blackboard mobile
  2. Once downloaded open the App and search for Heriot-Watt University
  3. Login using your HWU UserID/password.

Heriot-Watt University Vision

Our Strategic Plan 2013-2018

The Strategic Plan 2013-18 is ambitious and far-reaching. It details our priorities and is central to our commitment to continue to be a high performing, rapidly growing, financially sustainable university.

The single, most important aspect of the strategy is the recognition and emphasis that to achieve the overall vision will require all academic staff to perform at internationally competitive levels of creativity in research, scholarship and teaching as synergistic activities.

Research intensification

Research at Heriot-Watt spans the fundamental to the applied, through an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge creation and enterprise. We aim to:

  • Promote new interdisciplinary fields of research, emphasising economic and societal benefit in order to generate high impact outputs and attract significant research funding to increase critical mass;
  • Develop further strategic collaborations through national and international academic and industrial research alliances;
  • Take advantage of our international campuses and worldwide learning partnerships to extend research opportunities;
  • Facilitate research management through research-led institutes and interdisciplinary research centres, providing focus and identity to enhance research opportunities, performance and funding;
  • Support innovation and entrepreneurship in the creation of new enterprise; and
  • Increase the number of research students commensurate with an expanded research landscape.