Enhancing the digital experience for students is vital for today’s organisations, and virtual learning environments (VLEs) can help stimulate learning, encourage collaboration, and improve curriculum delivery.
But they aren’t always used or valued as fully as they might be. We offer a review to help you make the most of your VLE investment and improve the student experience.
We help you explore what you want from your VLE and assess your current position, before offering recommendations for next steps to take.
Define your VLE’s role and what success looks like
A key process is helping you understand what you want to achieve, such as:
Creating a richer student experience to meet students’ changing expectations about digital content
Enhancing curriculum delivery and design through effective communication and collaboration
Increasing VLE use by ensuring that it is valued by staff and students
Assess the current state of your VLE
To achieve your vision you need a clear picture of your current position. Our review helps you to do this by:
Engaging with staff and students to give a voice to the people who use the platform
Understanding how the VLE is valued by staff and students
Observing how the VLE works in practice to help assess the user experience
Identify next steps
At the end of the process we can offer recommendations to support your next steps. These may included developing staff skills, making technical changes to improve the VLE and planning the deployment of a new system.
How this service works
Our review process is designed to help us understand your needs from your VLE.
Included in your membership
We offer a standard review service as a benefit of your Jisc membership. As part of the service, we will:
Send you a scoping questionnaire, to understand your priorities and the current state of your VLE
Hold an online meeting with you for deeper discussion
Conduct a visit to campus, to meet with students and staff across different levels of your organisation and ask for their feedback on the VLE
Access your VLE remotely, using student-level logins which we will request from you (this is essential so we can observe how the VLE works in practice)
Finally, present our observations and recommendations to you online, and also send them via email
We also offer a range of services over and above your membership, for which we would charge a fee.
This might include presenting to senior management, further strategic planning, workshops, or in-depth bespoke consultancy.