Information Services

Virtual Learning Environments

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


Learn is the biggest Virtual Learning Environment at the University of Edinburgh, supporting more than 5000 courses annually. Learn provides access to course materials, assignments, grades, feedback, lecture recordings, resource lists and much more. It is used to support face to face teaching, blended learning, and fully online courses.


The IS services pages for the Moodle virtual learning environment.

Policies for our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Service

Find out about the VLE terms and conditions of use and take down policy.

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.