A number of WebLearn-related projects will bring changes to WebLearn, the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE), over the coming months. They will result in long-term benefits to teaching and learning at Oxford.
Of particular note will be an upgraded version of WebLearn, available by the start of Michaelmas term. The upgrade incorporates the latest software fixes and enhancements, including improved usability on mobile devices and better tools to support teaching and learning. The WebLearn team will communicate with the WebLearn User Group and local coordinators as the upgrade progresses over the summer. Further information about the changes will be made available for all staff and students at the beginning of term, and WebLearn courses and supporting materials will be updated accordingly.
A VLE review is planned for the 2016/17 academic year, following the WebLearn upgrade. The review will identify Oxford’s evolving teaching and learning requirements and is part of a long-term, strategic approach to implementing the University’s Digital Education Strategy. Colleagues will be invited in Michaelmas term to share their experiences and determine their needs. The latest version of WebLearn will then be evaluated, together with other leading VLE platforms, against Oxford’s requirements.