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:
- A LEARN theme forum, containing a demo video and answers to common questions.
- A printable, one page ‘Cheat Sheet’ demonstrating the most common tasks.
- The opportunity to log in to the development site to see how your site will look.
- Upcoming hands-on sessions you can sign up for, prior to the upgrade.
- Departmental presentations on request.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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