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Changes to LEARN on 10 November – What you need to know

Kia ora tātou,

I would like to let you know about some changes to LEARN on 10 November that you will need to be familiar with when teaching and supporting students.

What is happening?

On 10 November 2019 LEARN will be upgraded. This upgrade will include a change to how LEARN looks, as part of a project to modernise the appearance and navigation of LEARN. It will have a cleaner, contemporary interface and provide an improved experience on mobile devices. In addition, the upgrade will include improved forum management, a better messaging interface, and enhanced learning analytics.

Will my LEARN course change?

No. All existing courses and their activities and resources will remain unchanged. Logging in to the development site (learnuat.canterbury.ac.nz) will allow you to see what your course will look like, although recent changes will not be visible on the development site.

What will change?

As well as the overall look and feel, some icons and processes will change to improve navigation.

How were staff and students consulted?

Staff and student focus groups, and a staff survey were carried out between March and July 2019. It was identified that while some were happy with the current look and navigation, many indicated that it appeared dated and in need of a refresh.

How will staff be supported?

Staff will be supported in multiple ways. These include:

I’m concerned as I’m running a summer course or will be using LEARN straight after the upgrade, so what should I do?

If after reviewing all of the resources mentioned above, you would like additional support or to discuss this further, please email: e-learning@canterbury.ac.nz.

Ngā mihi,

Alex Hanlon
Executive Director | Kaihautū Matua
Learning Resources | Te Ratonga Rauemi Ako

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Have students who need academic skills support?

A range of academic  skills support is available for students who need help with their studies, such as those who were identified as part of the Academic Progress Review in Semester Two 2016,

Workshops on 9 and 10 March cover:

  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Understanding your strengths and exploring your options
  • Studying effectively

If you know students who would benefit from these workshops, refer them to any of the support teams on campus: