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Getting started with Learn Ultra

Learn Ultra is the new and improved version of the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Learn. 

In order to make sure that the move to Learn Ultra is as smooth as possible, the project team has created training and support resources. 

Attending a training session will allow you to get the most out of everything the improved version of Learn has to offer. Feedback from the Early Adopter programme has been that engaging with training and support resources was helpful prior to rebuilding courses in Learn Ultra. 

We therefore advise you to put an additional two hours aside to engage with training and support in addition to your usual course preparation time.

Through training, you will gain a thorough understanding of the updated platform, relearn how to use the new and improved features as well as get hands-on, task-based experience. 

Browse our sessions to find a date and time that works for you. Use the link below to jump straight to the session booking information via People & Money. Within here click on the Enrol button at the top of the page to see the course date and location options.

Support and resources can also be found by visiting the Learn Ultra SharePoint.


Learn: 10 things to get started in Learn Ultra

Prepare now by booking a place on our 10 Things to Get Started in Learn Ultra training session.

Based on the experiences and feedback of Early Adopters who used Learn Ultra in their teaching this academic year, this session covers the essential tasks to successfully prepare courses in Learn Ultra.

View our video on how to book Learn Ultra training in People & Money (Video duration 1 minute 48 seconds).

Also, this video will show you how to withdraw from a training course in People & Money (Video duration 53 seconds)                                       

Learn:10 Things to get started in Learn Ultra Session                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


Learn Ultra drop-in sessions available

In addition to the ongoing 10 Things to Get Started in Learn Ultra training, drop-in sessions are available from July. For those who have begun to rebuild their course, these are handy if you have any questions during the re-building process. For those who have yet to begin creating their courses, these sessions are an opportunity to start whilst a trainer is on hand to offer guidance and support.

The drop-in dates are:

  • 05/07/23 - 14:00-16:00 Main Library, Training Room (1.08)

  • 11/07/23 - 14:00–16:00 JCMB, Xia Peisu Training Room (3315)

  • 18/07/23 - 10:00-12:00 Easter Bush, William Dick Building (G.02/A)

  • 25/07/23 - 14:00-16:00 Paterson’s Land, (G35)

  • 31/07/23 - 14:00-16:00 Main Library, Training Room (1.08)

  • 09/08/2023 - 12:00-14:00 Little France Chancellor's Building, Micro Lab 2 

  • 16/08/2023 - 12:00-14:00 Holyrood Paterson's land, G35

  • 23/08/2023 - 12:00-14:00 Easter Bush, VS_G.12 Teaching Lab 2

  • 31/08/2023 - 12:00-14:00 King's Buildings, Xia Peisu Training Room

  • 05/09/2023 - 12:00-14:00 Main Library, Training Room (1.08) 

  • 13/09/2023 - 12:00-14:00 Little France Chancellor's Building, Micro Lab 1

  • 21/09/2023 - 12:00-14:00 Main Library, Training Room (1.08) 

  • 27/09/2023 - 12:00-14:00 King's Buildings, Xia Peisu Training Room

  • 12/10/2023 - 10:00-12:00 King's Buildings, Xia Peisu Training Room (JCMB room 3315)
  • 24/10/2023 - 10:00-12:00 Little France Chancellor's Building, Micro Lab 1
  • 08/11/2023 - 09:30-11:30 Main Library, Training Room (1.08) 
  • 23/11/2023 - 10:00-12:00 Main Library, Training Room (1.08) 
  • 05/12/2023 - 10:00-12:00 Holyrood, Paterson's land G35 

No booking is required for these sessions; colleagues can just turn up.