Postgraduate online learning
Extraordinary Edinburgh

Course delivery

A variety of platforms are used to deliver content and enable you to collaborate with other students and academic staff.

These platforms may include:

  • virtual learning environments (VLEs) such as Moodle or Learn
  • discussion boards and web forums
  • real-time video conferencing and collaboration tools
  • video streaming services like YouTube or Vimeo

Check your individual programme website for detail on how your programme will be delivered.

View online programmes

Film: How does online learning work? 

This short film explains how easy it is to interact online with classmates and tutors using our elearning platforms .

Watch and learn more 

Sample lecture and discussion boards

To give you a flavour of these platforms, here is an example of what a lecture and discussion board look like.

Example lecture screenshot
An example lecture
Example discussion forum screenshot
An example discussion board

Having completed a number of distance learning courses online I can confidently say that the VLE used to deliver this course is the best I’ve encountered.

Alan McCabe, UK