Information Services

Virtual Learning Environments

The service pages for the University supported Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs): Learn and Moodle

Learn

Blackboard Learn is the primary Virtual Learning Environment at the University of Edinburgh. The Learn service currently hosts more than 5000 courses providing access to course materials, assignments, grades, feedback, and much more.

Moodle

The IS services pages for the Moodle virtual learning environment.

VLE Excellence

As part of improving the student digital experience, the University is investing in improvements to our VLEs over the next few years. We invest in our physical teaching spaces to make sure they are highly accessible, easy to use and that we have the capacity we need. The VLE Excellence programme is about making a similar investment in our virtual teaching spaces.

VLE Learning Analytics

Since 2014 Information Services have been exploring some Learning Analytics options within the VLEs. Projects and tools include those which allow students to see some of their own data, to help them understand their activity and learning patterns.