Priority and Funding
- Priority 2
- The project is funded by CMVM
- CMVM to fund ISG salaries to continue to provide and support 3 bespoke platforms, including rollover for one further year (ESSQ, ChM & Ophthalmology). This will be covered by the existing funding arrangements between CMVM and LTW (estimated costs included for illustration only) plus Learning Technologist and Project Management time
- ESO to support additional staff time to administer two platforms
Impact and Dependencies
- The introduction of a new VLE will impact all ESO students as well as teaching and support staff. The current VLE is a familiar environment and although there are clear benefits to adopting Learn, the change effort involved should be acknowledged.
- The project assumes that all content will have been migrated from the bespoke VLEs to Learn (P0264, P0265, and P0266) and no further migration is required. If any additional content is to be migrated to Learn, this will be done by the ESO team. The only exception to this is the 319 Ophthalmology videos that are ready to be extracted from the Ophthalmology VLE once a hosting solution is agreed. The ESO team will manage updating the Learn courses with the new video urls once they have been migrated to Media Hopper/other.
- There are a number of systems connected to the existing eeSurg VLE that may not be supported in the longer term e.g. Labyrinth and PathCAL. If a new solution for these is implemented during this project, any new links would be managed by ESO as part of business as usual content maintenance.
- CMVM have agreed that two College Learning Technologists will be appointed and this will fulfil the Learning Technologist resource requirement for this project. ESO should secure an allocation of CMVM Learning Technologist time for the duration of the project. In addition, Learning Technology support is provided for all University Staff by LTW e.g. Learn training. Other support being provided includes building the agreed PebblePad templates & rubrics and a Media Hopper Q&A session.
See Risk Log