Information Services

Communicating with Students

Guidance on what communication approaches are best suited for your course in Learn.

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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.


There are a number of communication tools within Learn. This section will guide you through the different approaches to help you find out which approach is best suited to your course

Announcements, Email & Notifications

The announcements and email tools in Learn work in a very similar manner with some key differences. Learn produces notifications of what is happening in users' courses.

Discussion Boards

Guidance on how to set up a discussion board within your Learn course site.


There are multiple blog tools available which can be used through Learn that support the use of reflective activities and assessments.