When the move to the Canvas virtual learning environment (VLE) is complete, the current VLE, WebLearn, will cease to be used as a teaching and learning tool. Before WebLearn can be fully decommissioned, the other activities for which it is used will need to be relocated. Anyone responsible for a process that uses WebLearn for administration use is therefore asked to consider if they could make use of other platforms to achieve the same goal. For example, Sharepoint can be used for Intranets and secure transfer of documents. Oxford Mosaic provides a great web platform. Nexus365 provides areas for collaboration and document sharing, such as Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business (the latter complements, but does not replace, existing shared drives and systems and is not intended for sensitive data).
A steering group has been convened within IT Services to investigate the use of WebLearn for non-teaching and learning purposes, identify gaps where no existing solution fits, and consider how such gaps should be handled. The first meeting of the group will take place in February 2020, with further updates to follow.
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