Information Services

Building and Managing Content

How to create and manage content in Learn.

Looking for Help with Learn?

From the beginning of the 23/24 academic year, all new courses will be delivered using an updated Learn interface. In order to ensure that users can access support materials for current and previous year courses we have kept old support materials on Edweb pages and created a new Sharepoint Learn site full of useful resources for the new interface.

For Learn resources for current courses, please visit the Learn Sharepoint (University of Edinburgh users only).

Here you can access the most up-to-date information such as:

  • Good practice guidance
  • Training and support resources¬†
  • How to guides

To access support material for older courses please use the pages below as usual.


Creating Courses

Information about the process of creating course spaces in Learn.

Adding Content

How to add and manage course content and media in Learn.

Adaptive Release

Adaptive release is the process of restricting access to specific course materials and activities based on a set of one or more criterion.

Student Preview & Edit Mode

Learn's student preview allows course instructors to temporarily view the course as an enrolled student would see it.

Adding Users

This section will guide you on the different ways to add people onto your Learn course sites, as an instructor.

Course Copying, Backup and Restore

Learn provides useful tools for copying course content, retrieving deleted content and making backups of course content.

New Academic Year Process

Each academic year new versions of courses are created for the new cohorts of students. This section will provide you with useful information about this process and how you can manage your courses after rollover.

Shared Courses

In some cases there is a need for students enrolled in more than one course instance in EUCLID to be able to use the same course inside Learn. We have created a shared course feed to allow for this.

Best Practice for Managing Course Size

Advice for how to reduce the file size of a larger course within Learn. A large course is anything over 1 GB in size.

Managing your content

Some good practice guidance on how to keep your Learn site well organised and more usable for others.