LearnZone and HE LearnZone both go through the annual rollover process to:
- Provide continuity for our learners.
- Provide a repository of assessments in line with awarding bodies requirements.
- Clean our installation to meet our GDPR responsibilities.
- Update and improve facilities.
- Minimise the costs of subscriptions such as Turnitin.
This year we will be hosting courses for both the 2021/22 and 2022/23 academic years within the same site.
Once the rollover process is complete learnzone.loucoll.ac.uk will load the new 2022/23 courses to the front page of the site. Staff and learners will be able to access the 2021/21 courses via:
- Their My Courses page.
- The 21/21 Courses category on the site front page.
- This link: learnzone.loucoll.ac.uk/21-22/.
Staff will have access to all of the same courses for 2022/23 as they do currently. However, access to the 2021/22 courses will be set to READ-ONLY unless edit access is requested.
*Note HELearnZone will continue to load the 2021/22 course pages until the start of the autumn term. After the 25th July 2022 staff who are preparing for 2022/23 academic year should only make changes to courses in the 22/23 Course category.
What you need to do
As usual, you will need to update contact details, assessment schedules, and handbooks to ensure they are correct for the next academic year.
You will need to continue to check the accessibility of any of your resources to meet the accessibility legislation. If a document is not accessible you should hide this resource until it has been checked or remove it from the site. Follow this link for our blogs on accessibility.
Turnitin assignments will also need to be recreated as these are not copied into the new Courses on the LearnZone site to reduce subscription costs. However, you and your learners will continue to have read-only access to any previously submitted work submitted during 2021/22 academic year.
As last year learners will only be able to enrol themselves on courses, units or modules during the first two weeks of the term. After this initial period, future enrolments will be managed by staff adding students to LearnZone manually.
Updates and new features
Tiles for all!
Categories and courses will now be displayed as tiles, see image to the right.
Add a tile picture
To add a picture to your tiles simply update the cover image on your course page with a .jpg image.
Help and support
As always contact the Digital Learning Team to find out more information, guidance, and support.