EQUELLA LogoThe university has decided to decommission the Equella content repository.

In the meantime, you should begin to download the necessary files from Equella. You can identify these in your Blackboard course as the items that appear with the Equella logo next to it, eg:

Equella item in Bb

Login to Equella

  1. Go to equella.aston.ac.uk and click on Aston University
  2. Log in using your Aston username and password

Retrieve the item

You can either locate the file by searching the repository for it or, if you were the original contributor, you can look in the My resources section of Equella.

  1. Equella searchClick Search
  2. Kaltura SearchUse the search field [1] to search for your content. You sort the results [2] and filter [3] using the options on the right hand side.
  3. When you’ve located the resource you want to download, view the item by clicking the title. Next, you need to download the file.

If you were the original uploader, use the My Resources screen to locate the item.

    1. Equella my resourcesClick My Resources, on the left hand side.
    2. Equella my resourcesLook for the item in the results [1]. Use the sort [2] and filters [3] to help you locate the item.
    3. When you’ve located the resource you want to download, view the item by clicking the title.

Download the file

Equella links to resourcesThis screen shows the details of the item, and includes the link to any attached files. Right click the file and select Save Target As (or similar, depending on the web browser you’re using) to download it to a convenient location on your computer.

For multiple files export

    1. Click the Search button from the menu bar and enter the name of the file you are searching for, before pressing Search.search
    2. Choose the file you would like to export from the search results and click on the Export link to download the file content onto your machine.export

Next steps


Video files should be uploaded to Kaltura, our video streaming service.

Read our tutorials on how to do this.

All other files

Should be uploaded into Blackboard as an attachment.

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