University of the Highlands and Islands Learning Environment

Brightspace by D2L is the new Learning Environment

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Teaching starts in Brightspace in the 2019/20 Academic Year

News

The university is excited and pleased to announce that Brightspace by D2L will be the new learning environment. Founded in 1999, D2L is a global company with the goal of ensuring that everyone has access to the best possible learning opportunities. Brightspace by D2L, which aligns with the values in our Learning Teaching and Enhancement Strategy, will help us give students the best possible learning experience.

We will start teaching in Brightspace from August 2019 and the development of a robust implementation programme is underway. This includes a comprehensive professional development and training plan to ensure that everyone is supported to get the best out of Brightspace. A team of experienced people from across the University is being assembled and multiple opportunities to take part will be provided including workshops, drop in sessions, online learning, webinars and much more. The move to Brightspace will be a fully collaborative initiative, with Academic Partners supporting staff to make this important transition.

Staff: would you like to work alongside the project team to act as a Champion and support colleagues in your Academic Partner? If you would like to get involved please contact the team at edu@uhi.ac.uk

The university would like to thank all staff and students who were involved over the last two years in the VLE review consultation and benchmarking activities. Staff will be given access to the new Learning Environment soon.

 

7th September 2018

Students

This accademic year (2018/19) courses will use the university's current Learning Environment, Blackboard. How much it is used depends on the nature of your course, for example online courses normally use it extensively. More information on Blackboard is on the Essential student skills site and the IT support VLE page.

From 2019/20 our new Learning Environment will be Brightspace. Brightspace is

#1 for Innovation

#1 for Accessibility.

Easy to use, flexible and smart, see Brightspace's integrated ePortfolio Tool:

 

 

Staff

Would you like to work alongside the project team to act as a Champion and support colleagues in your Academic Partner? If you would like to get involved please contact the team at edu@uhi.ac.uk

 Please join the Yammer group: Brightspace by D2L.

Our new Learning Environment, Brightspace is

#1 for Student Performance and Retention

#1 for Customer Engagement

#1 for Ongoing Training and Support Services.

Easy to use, flexible and smart, see how academics embraced Brightspace at Bournemouth University: