UCISA launches VLE review toolkit

The professional digital body has released the guidance for institutions who are planning to review their VLEs

UCISA, the professional body for IT in higher education, has released a toolkit to help universities review their VLEs.

The UCISA VLE Review Toolkit has been constructed using interviews from 11 experienced HE professionals, and eight supplier representatives. It covers topics such as requirements gathering and prioritisation, evaluating tenders, and hosting, and also includes resources such as templates and examples provided by universities.

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Fiona Strawbridge, head of digital education at University College London, and the project lead for the toolkit, said: “The aim of this toolkit is to distil the experience, insight and hard lessons learned into a digestible and practical form.

“It has been developed with input from heads of technology-enhanced learning (TEL), project managers, change managers, procurement professionals and commercial VLE providers.”

A keynote panel session on the toolkit is taking place at the EUNIS conference in Trondheim, Norway, later this week. The panel discussion will hear from various experts from UK universities such as Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Sheffield.

The full toolkit is available at https://vle.ucisa.ac.uk/