Documentation:Learning Environment

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Learning Environment Project Page
Dedicated to enhancing TRU's online learning and teaching environment.

Improving the learning and teaching experience includes consistency in the learning environment for our students and staff. Moodle has been determined to be the potential preferred institutional fit at this point as it is open source and already used on campus. We are currently in the information gathering stage and are starting from a values perspective and drilling down to required functionality to meet those values. Please add your comments, thoughts, opinions and suggestions to these pages to help us capture all possible requirements. If you want to say something but not in a public forum, please contact Tanya, Brian or Jacquey to have the conversation.

Goals & Objectives (Draft)

To develop a learning environment students and faculty love that is alignment with the TRU Academic Plan and:

  1. Is easy to use appropriate support when required
  2. Supports learning that is:
    1. Engaging and interactive
    2. Supported (technical end user support? or...)
    3. Open
    4. Applied
    5. Flexible
    6. Research and data-driven
  3. Is cost effective, sustainable and supports continuous improvement while encouraging back end efficiencies
  4. Is implemented using a process that supports the needs of staff and faculty through appropriate process development, training and ongoing support
  5. Is compatible with existing student management systems and automated enrolment on registration can be achieved to support continuous entry

Information Gathering

High Level Discussion Questions

What Do We Know (Or Think We Know)?

What Do We Need to Find Out?

What Do We Hope For?

What Do We Fear?

Drilling Down

What Do Open Learning Faculty Want?

What do Students Want?

What Does the Curriculum Development Team Want?

What Does Campus Faculty Want?

Research Links

What are other universities and colleges finding?

Project Plan


Learning Environment Project Plan for Directors _v5

Phase I Plan

Information Gathering COMPLETE

Share Findings COMPLETE

  • Wiki updates- ongoing

Campus/OL Moodle Support & Alignment ONGOING

  • Learning Technology Group
Moodle Upgrade
Theme updates
Help Email (

Courses for Phase 1 COMPLETE

  • 3 paced courses for Phase 1
January 2016: BIOL 3701, BBUS 4681/MNGT 4751 and HLTH 4011
May 2016: BIOL 3701, HLTH 4011, MNGT 4711
September 2016: MBA Graduate courses, BIOL 3701, HLTH 4011, MNGT 4711, MNGT 4751 (in progress)

Review/Analysis of Phase I

Phase II Preparation IN PROGRESS

  • Moodle/Banner Auto Enrolment - complete
  • Automated script running in production complete
  • Enrolment Management Web Tool complete
  • LDAP account creations complete
  • Scalable content management process and workflow for Phase II - in progress
  • Copy Content from Moodle Shell to Moodle Shell - in progress
  • Support documentation for students (OL and Campus) - in progess