Information Services

Learn Foundations

Find out more about a multi-year service improvement project that is helping Schools to make Learn easier to use for both staff and students, ensure courses are more accessible and inclusive, and encourage more consistent use of terminology related to learning and teaching.

The Learn Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) currently hosts around 5,000 courses a year and provides access to course materials, assignments, grades, feedback and much more. 

The University is investing in improving the student experience through a project to improve the use of the Learn VLE. This project is part of our institutional response to the Quality Assurance Agency Enhancement Themes work – Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience. 

Learn Foundations training and events

Support and training for staff in the use of Learn.


A glossary to support consistent use of terminology across a Virtual Learning Environment.

Course structure

A course structure has been created in order to improve the consistency of courses.

Learn checklist

This checklist is designed to provide guidance and assistance on setting up your Learn course by following good practice and University policy.

Find out more

We will be reporting progress regularly on our project website and through the Learn Newsletter.

We have recently launched a new SharePoint site to allow staff and students to find out more about the project: