December 2020

Report Date
December 2020

TEL Programme Report compiled by Colin Watt, (IS Apps Programme Manager) for Programme Owner Karen Howie


Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Section Two: Projects Not Started

Section Three: Projects In Progress

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects 


Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update


Projects in Progress:


TEL057 Learn Foundations

TEL063 upgrade to Linkedin Learning

TEL068 EExams Procurement



Forward Look and RAG

Resource Summary

Section Two: Projects Not Started


Project Info Programme Manager's Commentary
TEL070 (AP01-19) Moodle Annual Upgrade Schedule to start Jan 2021


Section Three: Projects in Progress


Project Info Project Manager's Commentary


Learn Foundations




Phase One: Evaluation Framework Sign Off 31-Mar-2021
Phase Two: Evaluation Baseline Completed (D9.01) 31-Jan-2021
Project Closure 29-Jan-2021
Phase Two: Report on measurement against success (D9.03) 31-Mar-2021
Phase Two: Evidence on Phase One completed - Report Produced (D9.04) 31-Mar-2021



Report by Lee-Ann Simpson for Dec 2020

Achievements in the last period

  • Continued data analysis from the Summer data collection.

  • Continued Phase Three work streams.

  • Continued to look at the School migration reports (x20).

  • Held lesson Learned sessions for each College.

  • Continued Phase Three programme of engagement

  • Continued Phase Three programme of user experience


  • None to report

Next Steps

  • Prepare lessons learned reports for each College.

  • Continue Phase Three programme of engagement.

  • Continue Phase Three programme of user experience.

  • Continue with Phase Three workstreams, including:

    • User Experience: Providing additional information around both student and staff requirements in relation to hybrid teaching (particularly virtual classrooms);
    • Support and Guidance: Looking at additional support and guidance when using Learning Technology to make the most of out each course;
    • Best Practise: Provision of sharing best practise to afford colleagues the opportunity to review other courses that may enhance the delivery of their own course (or in turn, share their best practise for others to benefit from);
    • Student Recruitment: Recruitment of student interns across the summer of 2021 to support with the delivery of the project.

TEL063 upgrade to Linkedin Learning



RAG Status:

BLUE (suspended)


Report by Colin Watt for Dec 2020

LTW have confirmed there is no funding available to continue at present and that the project can be closed.

TEL Programme Manager to submit the project for closure.


EExams Procurement



RAG Status:



Report by Colin Forrest for Dec 2020


Achievements in Last Period

  • The team prepared a business case submission for the SLT and ITC to grant funds for the procurement now that we have a clear scope. Funds were granted on the 27th of November so the project and procurement will continue. 
  • The team have continued to gather feedback from colleagues across the campus for the new system. The project board have already reviewed our requirements and actions from that review are being undertaken. 
  • The Prior Information Notice (PIN) was released on Friday the 11th of December. 
  • The funding approval has taken time which will have an impact on our procurement timeline. With the PIN is released we will have to wait a minimum of 30 calendar days for the release of the Invitation to Tender (ITT). We anticipate releasing the ITT in the early part of 2021.   Our original deployment date of April/May will more likely be in June/July.  We will provide a further update in the next report.


  • No new issues.

Next steps.

  • It will be important to complete the majority of our procurement documentation in December so that we can maintain a timeline as close to the original as possible. This should include a draft of the ITT which can be formally signed off by the board in the early part of 2021.

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects


Project Info Project Managers Commentary


Moodle Upgrade

Closure Approved 14/08/20


Has formal escalation taken place?

Programme Status
RAG Status
Has formal escalation taken place?