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Category: Learn Ultra

Reading Time: 3 minutes To support colleagues with the move to Learn Ultra, additional Migration Assistants were brought onboard in the run up to Semester One to provide expertise around moving very large and complex courses. In this post, Migration Assistant Paula Sivandan shares some advice for streamlining complex courses. The launch of Learn Ultra for the 2023-24 academic […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Chris McKenzie, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director within CMVM, moved his fully online programme ‘MSc in Pain Management’ into Learn Ultra in the 22/23 academic year as part of the Early Adopter programme (opens in a new tab). “We decided to go all in and redo the whole MSc in Pain Management programme for the […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ahead of the roll-out of Learn Ultra to the wider University, Information Services Group (ISG) worked with a number of colleagues to make the switch to Ultra early as part of the Early Adopter Programme, (opens in a new window). Their experiences provide useful tips for other colleagues. In this blog post, Celeste McLaughlin, Head […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Having moved his complex course Practical Geochemistry and Data Analysis into Learn Ultra early as part of the Early Adopters programme, Dr. Alex Thomas, Senior Lecturer of the School of Geosciences, outlines some of the highlights of his experience with Learn Ultra. I’ve been calling the old version of Learn ‘old and busted.’ So, there’s […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dr. Alex Thomas, Senior Lecturer, School of Geosciences moved his year-long course Practical Geochemistry and Data Analysis into Learn Ultra early as part of the Early Adopters programme. Here, he explains the process of moving and rebuilding his course into Learn Ultra. Where to start? The course I moved into Learn Ultra as part of […]

Reading Time: 8 minutes The latest phase of Learn Ultra research investigated the staff and student experience, with a focus on Learn Ultra courses, to guide the next phase in the upgrade.  A programme of multi-method user experience research sought to investigate ways in which Learn Ultra had enhanced staff and student experiences, and to identify areas where there […]

Reading Time: 9 minutes To ensure the ongoing implementation of Learn Ultra remains as user-centred as possible, staff and students were engaged in user experience research between May and October 2022.  In a continuation of the Learn Foundations project approach, a programme of user experience research – involving various methods – was carried out with staff and students to […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes In preparation for moving to Learn Ultra it was important to find out staff and students’ experiences of actually using Learn Ultra courses. This insight is guiding the continuing development and iteration of Learn Ultra has helped the project team identify areas of improvement.  The project to upgrade to Learn Ultra is part of the […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m delighted to say that we’ve just made Ally available for new courses going forward. Ally is an accessibility tool which is tightly integrated into Learn. It provides:  a choice of alternative formats of content for students (or staff!) which it creates on-demand (i.e., it takes your document and creates an alternative format with it […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes All courses taught in the 23/24 academic year need to be delivered using Learn Ultra. Before the start of teaching, courses need to be moved into their new Learn Ultra course instances. Course instances are the digital spaces in which you build your Learn Ultra courses.    We do not recommend you try to copy whole […]


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