Monthly Archives: January 2010


In order to inform our decision about learning technologies that will best meet MMU’s needs going forward, we have found it useful to tease out variety in behaviours that institutional and personal systems are likely to need to support. We … Continue reading

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Integration Requirements for a new VLE

Consultation for MMU’s learning technologies review has highlighted opportunities for improving the student experience through tighter integration between institutional systems. The diagram below is an attempt to summarise some of the key integration points and information flows for delivering an … Continue reading

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How big are our current VLE course areas?

When thinking about new technologies it is useful to look back at how we’ve used those we have already. A quick check on the average amount of space used by course areas created in our Blackboard/WebCT Vista VLE for the 2009/10 academic … Continue reading

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Learning Technolog Review Requirements Summary

Scope for an initial review of MMU’s learning technologies focuses on the institutional VLE and podcasting; classroom technologies; e-Assessment; e-PDP/e-Portfolio; Information, Advice and Guidance arrangements and analytics to support strategic aims such as student retention and success. A range of … Continue reading

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How we’ve used Vista since 2006

When contemplating new technologies to support learning and teaching for the university, it is useful to understand how our current technologies have been used. MMU’s Blackboard (WebCT) Vista Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) maintains a history of users’ interactions with the … Continue reading

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