This project will include all details and the project plan for the deployment of Learn Ultra Base Navigation (UBN) which is currently set for the week commencing the 27th of June 2022. The UBN project is currently in an initial testing environment and as a next step, the Staging environment will be enabled the week commencing 18th of April.

Ultra Base Navigation allows for a more modern, intuitive navigation that provides quick access to the most critical information from across all courses. It creates a more engaging, efficient, and enjoyable experience for students and academics, without them having to change their courses.

The UBN project was started via project TEL074 in 2021, with the purpose of researching and testing the Learn Ultra Base Navigation updates in order to make a go-no-go decision on the upgrade. Once a suitable timeframe was found and it was decided to proceed, the full UBN plan and deliverables were formulated and agreed upon.

This follow-on project elaborates on all info on scope, risks and the key objectives to manage the Staging and live roll-out of the Ultra Base Navigation. It will be one of the first projects to deliver on the full upgrade from Blackboard Learn to Learn Ultra.

The Learn Ultra upgrade forms part of the VLE Excellence programme (VLE Excellence | Project Management ( which, through platform upgrades and improved design, will support teaching that is both inclusive and accessible.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
June 2022 GREEN 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

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Learn Ultra: Ultra Base Navigation
VLE Excellence
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Project Manager
Lee-Ann Simpson
Project Sponsor
Melissa Highton
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In Progress
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