Have your say – Virtual Learning Environment staff focus groups

A number of key themes have emerged from the free text comments provided in the VLE Review staff survey which will be explored in a series of staff focus groups in January 2018.

These will help us to determine what you want to be able to do on a course /module and the functionality that you require in the VLE to meet these aims.

All staff are welcome. An additional Professional Services staff focus group will also be held.

The dates and themes are:

  • Assessment and Feedback

Setting assignments and assessments, peer review, group assessment, providing marks and feedback and managing assessment data

Monday 29th January 2018, 15:00-17:00 G.09, Percy Building Book your place here


  • Building a course/module

Adding, organising and updating content, availability of content, user roles and levels of access, tracking usage

Thursday 1st February 2018, 13:30-15:30, Room 1.13 NUBS Book your place here


  • Communication and Collaboration

How you communicate with students and how they communicate with each other, group collaboration , real time and asynchronous tools for communicating and collaborating

Thursday 25th January 2018, 14:30-16:30, Level 4 TR1 Herschel Building Book your place here


  • Professional services focus group

Adding content, communicating with students, managing assessment processes, system roles

Wednesday 24th January 2018, 10:00-12:00, 3.41 Armstrong Building Book your place here


All of the focus groups will touch on usability/interface design, integration with other systems and key features that you do not want to lose from the current VLE provision.

Come and share your views, they are very important to shaping our VLE choice in the years to come.

If you are a member of staff at a branch campus your views are very important so we are currently looking at running a focus group for you in the New Year and this will be communicated at a later date.


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